The Time is Now...
Have you, or has someone you know expressed any interest in learning more about Jesus and the Catholic faith? Do any of these statements apply to you or someone you know:
• I have never been baptized.
• I am baptized but have had little or no faith formation.
• I am baptized and have had faith formation in another religious tradition.
• I am baptized Catholic, but have not received the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA):
The RCIA is a process that helps adults discern if the Lord is calling them to a journey of faith in the Catholic Church. A new group of inquirers into the Catholic Faith is forming. Perhaps you are, or someone you know, is searching for a way of life that will help you or them be connected to the life and grace of God through the Catholic Church. All are welcome.
Sessions will begin in August.
For further and more detailed information, please contact Andrea Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 937-898-3542 ext. 109.
IMAGING GOD: Photography As A Spiritual Practice
You may have spent time mindlessly scrolling through the images on your phone, but have you ever considered praying with them?
Join us as we explore how taking photos can help us recognize and examine God’s presence in our daily lives. This program involves three online gatherings via Zoom (a video conferencing platform: www.zoom.us). The first session will offer an overview of the prayer process and a theme for the week; the second and third will be opportunities to share our images and reflections on God’s presence.
When: Tuesdays, July 14, 21, and 28 at 7:00pm, via Zoom.
What you need: a smartphone or a camera, and a way to access Zoom on your computer or tablet.
ADULT FAITH ENRICHMENT
Being a faithful disciple of Jesus is a life-long commitment of the heart to think like Jesus, talk like Jesus, and act like Jesus. Some opportunities to nurture your faith include: Bible study, the Rite of Christian Initiation process, FORMED, the seasonal Little Book series, and online resources.
For additional information, please contact Andrea Parker.
Online Resources to Nurture Your Faith
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FORMED is a digital gateway to Catholic content, teachers and presenters, accessible anywhere at any time on most smartphones, tablets and computers, for catechetical training, study groups or personal growth.
Programs Currently Included:
Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage, which gets to the heart of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment
YDisciple videos and materials for small group discipleship for teens.
Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained, led by renowned author & speaker Dr. Edward Sri, and other dynamic presenters beautifully filmed around the world
Lectio: Peter - Cornerstone of Catholicism, a perfect small-group encounter as Dr. Tim Gray examines the life of St. Peter through Scripture, history, Church tradition and art.
33 Days to Morning Glory, bringing spiritual renewal and Marian devotion under the guidance of Fr. Michael Gaitley
Catholicism—series featuring Bishop Robert Barron
Plus—unlimited downloads of the accompanying leader and participant guides
An extended selection of Lighthouse Catholic Media Audio presentations and E-Books from Ignatius Press
And more to come!
How to Sign up
These courses are FREE to St. Christopher and St. John parishioners. The courses can be used as a basis for private individual study, family study time, or group study/discussions. To register for your personal FORMED account go to: www.formed.org, scroll down and enter our parish code: 3TZNF6. Then click on Submit Code. You can then register with your own personal usercode and password and have access to the FORMED programs under the St. John license.