Fall 2018 Opportunities to Learn and Grow in the Catholic Faith
A spiritual study that will give you a deeper understanding of the precious gift of Christ’s body, blood, soul and divinity that you can receive at each and every Mass.
Christ is alive and fully present in the Eucharist. Join us as we delve into the “source and summit” of our Faith with Bishop Robert Barron’s DVD-based program: Eucharist: Sacred Meal, Sacrifice and Real Presence. This spiritual study will give you a deeper understanding of the precious gift of Christ’s body, blood, soul and divinity that you can receive at each and every Mass.
Small groups will meet weekly for 6 weeks beginning 9/10. This book will be available for $15 at the first meeting of each group.
- Sundays, 6:30pm, Starts Sept. 9
Mondays, 7:30pm, Starts Sept. 10– Closed Tuesdays, 10am, Starts Sept. 11– Closed Wednesdays, 10am, Starts Sept. 12– Closed Wednesdays, 7pm, Starts Sept. 12– Closed Thursdays, 7pm, Starts Sept. 13– Closed Fridays, 10am, Starts Sept. 14– Closed
If you would like to be a facilitator, please contact Dana Litwack.
On Mondays, this 20-week study is limited to 25 participants.
September 10 – March 25, McGivney Hall
Leader: Kathy Mazza & Susan Buffington
Cost: $20 Book
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC? Never been baptized or baptized in another non-Catholic Christian Church? The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) sessions, which help to prepare you for the sacraments that will bring you into full communion with the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.
SPONSORS ARE NEEDED! Contact Richard Ducate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is RCIA?
RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the process by which persons become fully initiated Catholics. RCIA is for adults:
- Who were never baptized.
- Who were baptized in another Christian faith and who wish to become Catholic.
- Who were baptized Catholics but were never confirmed.
RCIA meets weekly on Sundays, starting in September. Sessions typically include prayer and instruction on some aspect of the Catholic faith.
Each RCIA candidate is paired with a parish sponsor who also attends the weekly sessions. Candidates are initiated gradually through a series of liturgical rites. They receive the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil, the highlight of the Church year.
What is the Role of Sponsors?
Sponsors play an important role in the initiation process. They remind us that we are participating in a process of conversion, which involves a personal experience of being welcomed into a faith community of human persons. RCIA sponsors represent the faith community; they insure that no individual walks the journey of conversion on their own.
Parish Sponsors serve as formal representatives of the Catholic faith community. They are active Catholics who represent the local parish community, and, by extension, the universal church. Parish Sponsors may be personal friends or relatives of the candidate (such as a spouse or fiancé) if they are also members of the local parish community and are able and willing to assume responsibilities of the Sponsor.
The Parish Sponsor accompanies the candidate through the periods of Catechumenate, Enlightment and Mystagogia. He or she serves the candidate as a mentor, a companion, and a representative of the faith community.
- As mentor, serves as a living example or role model of what it means to be a person of faith.
- As companion, accompanies the candidate to RCIA activities, is available to the candidate outside of RCIA process, encourages and supports the candidate in the discernment process, offers the candidate guidance and understanding when the candidate is doubtful or hesitant, and, if necessary, challenges the candidate to be faithful to the discernment process.
- As representative of the faith community, helps the candidate feel welcome, introduces the candidate to other members of the faith community, and invites the candidate to participate in community activities.
- Talks by our priests, deacons and other religious speakers
- Movie screenings, like for the 100th Anniversary of Fatima and the Passion of the Christ
- Free books
- Rosary Events – Patriotic Rosary the first Thursday each month at 1PM in the church; 13th Day Rosary on the 13th of each month after the evening Mass, 7PM on weekdays or 5PM if the 13th is on a weekend; and 5th Sunday Rosary by the K of C after 10:30AM Masses when there is a 5th Sunday in a month (9/30/2018, 11/30/2018).
Upcoming special events are:
- September 25, 2018 – “God’s Perfect Plan, Purgatory Explained” A talk by Msgr. Marren hosted by the Legion of Mary.
- November 2, 2018 – All Souls Day “Movie & Mass.” After 7PM Mass, join us in the social hall for some popcorn and a movie night.
- November 16, 2018 – Advent Dinner, 7PM in the Social Hall, sponsored by Women’s Guild and Legion of Mary. Speaker: TBA.
Watch the eNews, website and bulletin for announcements.
Catholic Faith Discussions for Men –
June – August 2018: Get up early and join us every other Sunday from 7AM – 8:25AM to discuss how to live out our faith in our everyday lives. Our men’s group, Fathers for Good, a program offered in cooperation with All Saints Knights of Columbus, will be studying the series Walking Towards Eternity, as presented by Jeff Cavins.
Walking Towards Eternity is a Catholic adult faith formation program that seeks to help people hear God’s Word via prayerful reading of Scripture and application to real situations. The format for the series is small group discussions that are facilitated by a 50-minute video presented by Jeff Cavins. This link provides a good overview of the study.
The Christ Renews His Parish Renewal Weekend is an overnight retreat right here at All Saints. CRHP is for adult parishioners looking to renew their faith, gain a spiritual boost and make lasting friendships with other members of the parish. The two-day, one-night retreat is carefully planned and includes all meals. Don’t miss this opportunity to take time to reflect on Holy Scripture and deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ. Retreats are usually the last weekend in January for women, and two weeks later in February for men. Watch parish communications for updates or the CRHP web page.
“Honor His invitation, and he will give you rest. You will find the joy hidden in you.” – Fr. Anthony
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