Below are the upcoming topics for RCIA. We invite all parishioners to show your support for the RCIA Participants by attending any topics that are of interest to you.
Sept 23rd The Ritual of the Mass; Why we do what we do.
Why do we call the Mass the “Mass” ?
Why do we make the sign of the cross ? What is its origin ?
Why do we genuflect on the right knee and sometimes both knees ?
Why to we strike our breast, three times no less ?
This is just some of the subtleties that we take for granted but are foreign to some non-Catholics. Come and find out, “Why we do what we do”
Sept 30th Pt 1. Have Faith That You’re Exactly Where God Wants You To Be
God makes Himself known to us through Revelation in order both to give us something and to draw a response from us. Both this gift of God and our response to his Revelation are Called faith. By faith we’re able to give our minds and hearts to God, to trust His will and follow the directions he gives us. Are you where God wants you to be ?
Pt. 2. I Believe In God
“I believe” What do these words mean to you ? Two simple words that are so important. To Have Trust; To Have Conviction; To Have Faith in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
“Creed” Dogma, Doctrine, Belief, Principles, Faith. Our Creed is a proclamation of what we believe. By doing so, take a stand, for what we believe. Where do you stand ?
Oct 7th A Man, A Woman, a Snake, and an Apple
God created man in his image, superior to all other living creatures on earth. All capable of self-knowledge and entering into communion with other persons through self-giving. It is through creation and a unity of body and soul the source of our physical life and the core of our spiritual powers of knowing and loving. Why is it that, with the best intention, by our free will, we find it so difficult to do what is right ? But it sounded so good ! Again, we think we know better. How often do we end up eating the apple ?
Oct 14th The Good News: God Has Sent His Son
The name Jesus means “God Saves.” There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved. God’s plan to save the world has been global from the very start. Christ’s final words to the Apostles precisely present a global scale of their mission. “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” The mission of the Catholic Church is the Lord’s plan to unite all people in the love of Jesus Christ. This unity can never detract from the uniqueness of cultures that pluralism recognizes and respects. Come and hear the Good News.
All meetings are on Thursday Evenings at Holy Trinity Parish Center @ 6:30 unless otherwise noted.
If you have any questions, please contact David Liptak at 309-829-2197 ext 229