Why Catholic?

Contact: Sr. Madonna Kling, srmadonna@staugustineparish.org, 978-475-0050 x36

Fall 2014 Session

Overview

Ever wonder or been asked why Catholics do or believe the things we do and been at a loss for the answer?  You are not alone.   The message of our faith, to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, may seem simple, but in practice, it can be quite challenging.  Why Catholic is a program that will provide a journey through the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) contains the comprehensive teachings of the Catholic faith.  As such, it can be a bit daunting to read (and most who have read it would not describe it as a page turner).  It is divided into 4 major sections and it is the goal of the Why Catholic program to “discover” each section over the course of a 4 year period.  St. Augustine Parish is one of many parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston to deliver this program to its parishioners.  Each spring and fall (beginning with Lent 2012) we will offer six week sessions of small group faith sharing to explore each of the 4 sections of the Catechism.

The 4 sections are:

  • Christian Prayer – entitled “Pray” and covered in Lent and Fall 2012
  • The Profession of Faith – entitled “Believe” and covered in Lent and Fall of 2013
  • The Celebration of the Christian Mystery – entitled “Celebrate” and covered in Lent and Fall of 2014
  • Life in Christ (Christian Morality)  – entitled “Live” and covered in Lent and Fall of 2015

Lent and Fall 2015 Session

This session of Why Catholic? explores the Beatitudes and Ten Commandments as guides for Christian living.  Participants will reflect on freedom and responsibility, Catholic Social Teaching, how to form one’s conscience and live a virtuous life, and how to make good moral decisions. The small groups will meet during the Season of Lent using LIVE, the fourth, and final, book in the series.

During Lent, sessions will be held Thursdays at 7pm and Fridays at 10:30am and 1pm.

To sign up, contact Sr. Madonna Kling at 978-475-0050 x36 or srmadonna@staugustineparish.org