In this group we will study the truths of our Holy Catholic Faith so that we can
be confident witnesses in our dark world, so desperately in need of God’s TRUTH.
We will delve into the major teachings of our Faith, answer questions about how
to respond to controversial issues, and strive to grow in a deeper relationship
with Our Lord, so that our light can shine more brightly to the world in our
understanding of the Faith, as well as our way of life. We must band together
now more than ever to help strengthen each other, so that no matter what comes
our way, we will, through Our Lord Jesus Christ, have the strength to
BE HIS WITNESSES
Introduction; Only God can fill the infinite hole in our hearts; We cannot serve 2 masters, encouragement to live a new level of commitment, fill out questionnaire, “Were you born and raised Catholic?” “How would you describe your current relationship with Our Lord?”
ONE CHURCH. Using John Martignoni’s notes, we will show, using Scripture, that there is One Church founded by Jesus Christ, and that this Church is the Catholic Church. This will be the foundation as to why we will want to adhere to all the things we will be learning in subsequent lessons.
Papal infallibility. The proper understanding. Why we must never leave the fold regardless of what we may see.
Understanding the state of Grace, The loss of grace (Sin), Growth in Grace. The relationship of happiness in this life and in the life to come.
The Four Last things: Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell. What are Heaven and Hell like? Drawing from church teaching and the revelation of the Saints.
The Greatest Prayer: The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass; Holy Communion; True Presence (Adoration).
Mary’s role in our spiritual life. Building an authentic relationship with her and allowing her to live in us. We will speak about total consecration and provide 33 days to Morning glory. (In this Lesson we will also speak about Mary’s intervention in the 20th century especially at Fatima and provide resources to understand deeper her message there.)
Conclusion; Short Catechesis on prayer, types of prayer, obstacles to prayer and overcoming them. Sharing resolutions in moving forward. (End with Special Mass with Brown Scapular enrollment)