stage we find our relationship with Christ,
there is always room for improvement. Being in a small Christian Community
encourages us to grow with the support of others.
is a parish-based effort that aims to equip people with the knowledge
and confidence to share their faith with others by first awakening,
clarifying, and deepening their own Catholic faith.
Sign up: Starting
Small faith- sharing groups will be formed to begin weekly meetings
6 weeks up until the start of Lent.
Sessions will be 90 minutes.
Some will be set for evening and some will be set for daytime.
Watch for more announcements about “Why Catholic?” and when asked
to join, say "Yes!"
Improve your Life
is yet another stepping stone to move forward in personal faith and to
grow closer to God by taking time out to notice how God is relevant in
my everyday life, the struggles, the joys and even in the mundane
process invites us to rethink our priorities so that we can place a
greater emphasis on improving our relationship with God and others and
improving our lives.
Origin of the program:
Why Catholic? Is the Newest in the family of “Renew” a non-profit
international organization that supplies the faith sharing resources and
ongoing training and support to facilitate the process. The goals are to
deepen our faith understanding, to connect Catholic teachings to
everyday life and enrich our personal relationship with Jesus.
How: With an easy to use workbook that divides into weekly themes.
We will be using this faith sharing resource in groups, that will pray,
read scripture, reflect, share, listen, and reflect on living out the
message as you understand it.
Sessions will regroup during Lent
to complete the second half of the book. This
completes a year In subsequent years the cycle repeats with the
themes of our beliefs, our celebrations (Mass sacraments rituals) and
finally how we live as Christians.