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Religious Formation

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

PROGRAMS OFFERED

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 2016-2017:  IMPORTANT CHANGES MADE

This year, some changes were made to our Faith Formation schedule. These changes were made after much consultation and in an effort to run our program as smoothly as possible.

  1.  School year grades 1-5 will have a NEW MEETING TIME:  Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  2.  School year grades 6-12 will meet at the regular time of 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
  3.  Please note:  There will be no Kindergarten program offered.
  4.  Classes will begin on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.
  5.  Classes will end on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
  6.  Whenever the school district has Early Dismissal on Wednesdays, there will be NO FAITH FORMATION CLASSES.  

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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

The Gospel According to Matthew – Ignatius Catholic Study Bibleignatius-catholic-study-bible-gospel-matthew-1001296

This Bible study leads readers through a penetrating study of the Gospel of Matthew, using the biblical text itself and the Church’s own guidelines for understanding the Bible. Notes will be provide fresh insights and commentary by renowned Bible teachers Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch, as well as time-tested interpretations from the Fathers of the Church, while the Charts summarize crucial biblical information at a glance, and an easy to use Cross Reference.

  • Join us beginning Sunday September 11 at 6:00 p.m. or Monday, September 12 at 2:00 p.m.; eleven sessions total.
  • Cost is $20.00.
  • Contact Dave Kordell at (608) 253-5621.

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:  “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Heaven,” “7 Secrets of Confession,” “The Second Greatest Story Ever Told,” “You Did It to Me,” “7 Secrets of Divine Mercy,” “Bible Basics for Catholics” and “Rediscover Catholicism.”  New titles added frequently.  Check them out!