Why Catholic is a faith sharing program that gives participants an opportunity to come together with fellow parishioners to talk about their faith and how to better live it out. However, what’s unique about Why Catholic is that it is based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, so small groups of 10-12 people gather, they will be guided to a deeper understanding of the beautiful truths of our Catholic faith, yet in a very simple and non-threatening way. Each week, the discussions will revolve around some aspect of what the Church teaches, based on the Catechism, but presented in an easy to understand format.
Through faith sharing and discussion, participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and draw from the faith experiences of other group members. Groups meet once a week for approximately 1 1/2 hours to pray, read Scripture and reflect on the Catechism. These groups will meet for six weeks in the fall and six weeks in the spring . The next session will begin the week of February 14th. Over the course of the program the groups will follow a book each year with a specific theme. The book that will be used in the first session is The Celebration of the Christian Mystery: Sacraments. The other book titles will be Life in Christ: Walking with God; Christian Prayer:Deepening My Experience with God and The Profession of Faith: What We Believe.