Parish Common Read: Being Catholic

Being Catholic: How We Believe, Practice, & Think by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk

Tuesdays, May 8, 15, 29, & June 5 | 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall

This series will focus on understanding and applying what we believe to daily life. Drawing from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this series will explore the guiding principles of our faith and how we put faith into action each day through beliefs, practices, and mentality.

This book is broken into three sections, which will be covered in three stages: Tuesdays nights from 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall May 8-June 5; July 24-August 14; & October 2-30.

Part 1, How we believe: Tuesdays, May 8-June 5
Part 2, How we practice: Tuesdays, July 24-Aug. 14
Part 3, How we think: Tuesdays, Oct.2-Oct. 30

The one-time fee of $20 include the cost of the book. You may register and pay on-line by following the registration link on the parish webpage.

Register by April 17 for the book & first section, “How we believe,” May 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5.

HOW WE BELIEVE: Believing Catholic is a matter of knowing, understanding and responding to a story-the true story of God’s love for us. It offers “the fundamentals that have to be there if thinking and practicing Catholic are going to have any appeal or make any sense.”

HOW WE PRACTICE: Reflections on the behaviors that express our faith and our membership in the Church, such as going to Mass, receiving the sacraments and raising children Catholic. By being a practicing Catholic, we strengthen our behaviors so we can proclaim them to others.

HOW WE THINK: A series of thoughtful, pastoral and heartfelt reflections on all aspects of our lives in the world, seen through the eyes of one deeply faithful to the tradition and teachings of the church. Topics for “Thinking Catholic” include respect for life, spiritual maturity and a universal Church.

This book is part of a Common Read in which Young Adult Ministry & Adult Faith Formation will be participating. Young Adults will meet with Laura Ginikos and the Other Adults will meet with Sister Teresa. At times, we will come together for common sharing.