To teach as Jesus did means calling all Christians of every age and stage of life to fulfill their Baptismal call to holiness in family, Church and society. Ongoing faith formation is essential to accomplish this mission.
Saint Cecilia Religious Formation is comprised of many opportunities to begin or continue enriching your faith. They are: K-12 Religious Formation Classes; Adult Faith Formation – Bible Study and Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA – this class is for learning more about your Catholic faith, adults who have not completed their Sacrament preparation or adults interested in joining our Catholic Faith Community); and preparation for all Sacraments.
FAITH FORMATION SCHEDULE 2017-2018: IMPORTANT REMINDERS
- School year grades 1-5 will meet Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- School year grades 6-12 will meet Wednesdays from of 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
- Classes will begin on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
- Classes will end on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
- Whenever the school district has Early Dismissal on Wednesdays, there will be NO FAITH FORMATION CLASSES.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES
As the adult members of Saint Cecilia Parish, living our mission statement of proclaiming and teaching God’s word, we “must be mature in faith and be well equipped to share the Gospel…through adult faith formation, by which we consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer, and study.” – General Directory of Catechesis, 27
CATHOLICISM: THE PIVOTAL PLAYERS
BEGINS SEPTEMBER 25, 2:00 OR 6:30 P.M.
13 SESSIONS – $25.00
A journey with Bishop Robert Barron as he explores the lasting influence of these pivotal players:
- St. Francis of Assisi: The Reformer radically and literally lived as Jesus commanded to transform the Church;
- St. Thomas Aquinas: The Theologian demonstrated that faith and reason are not a odds, as they come from the same source;
- St. Catherine of Siena: The Mystic gave testimony to the reality of the spiritual dimension here and beyond;
- Blessed John Henry Newman: The Convert left a prestigious career to seek and preach the apostolic faith;
- G.K. Chesterton: The Evangelist publicly, humbly, and humorously announced the paradoxes and truth of Christianity; and
- Michaelangelo: The Artist dramatically demonstrated that beauty and creativity are a primary route of access to God.
Please contact Dave Kordell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-393-1719 if you are interested in attending this Bible study.
CD’s available in the gathering space of our Church: Have you ever wanted to help family members, friends, or co-workers who may be struggling with the issues of life or faith, but just didn’t know how to reach them? Do you want to enrich your own faith life? Well, now you can. Lighthouse Catholic Media, has launched the first-ever evangelization and apologetics (explanation of faith issues) Catholic CD collection. Cost is only $3.00 per CD. Use them as you drive; listen at home.
DVDs available: “Footprints of God, the Story of Salvation from Abraham to St. Augustine.” Filmed on location and hosted by Catholic author Stephen Ray, this is a Bible study and an explanation of our Catholic faith and Church history. There are eight different DVDs with a study guide. Topics: Moses, Signs, Sacraments and Salvation, David and Solomon, expanding the kingdom, Jesus: The Word Became Flesh, Mary: The Mother of God, Peter: Keeper of the Keys, Apostolic Fathers: Handing on the Faith, Paul: Contending for the Faith, and Over Holy Ground: A Heaven’s Eye-View of the Land Where God Walked.
Books available for purchase: “Jesus in You,” “Bible Basics for Catholics,” “Because God is Real,” Introduction to the Devout Life,” “Searching for and Maintaining Peace,” “Prayers for Beginners,” “Meet Your Spiritual Father,” “From Resentment to Forgiveness,” “Christian Meditation,” “You Can Pray,” “Interior Freedom,” and many others. New titles added frequently. Check them out!