It is so important for parents to ensure that their children receive a good education. An education that is academically strong and for us Catholics, one that is faith-based and loyal to the deposit of faith by Jesus Christ. Parents should not forget that the faith is learned primarily at the home by the day to day living out of love and learning and growing in faith. In this, though, it is often forgotten that all adults should continue to learn their faith through study of Church teaching and Sacred Scripture, and the prayerful application of it through meditation and contemplation.
There are more resources available to us these days than ever before. Many websites support this ongoing education by answering submitted questions, providing reading and audio materials, films, televison programmes, podcasts, blogs, radio shows and more. For some of these, click to our links page at the bottom right of this page.
It is imperative that families talk and learn about the faith together and not leave this education to the schools; otherwise we will have many adults walking around with only a very basic knowledge of their faith.
Below, you will find some information on recent programs that the parish is running, our library and cd display, and some links to resources for faith formation. Please avail yourself of these resources and grow more in your faith. We all can do that.
David the King
David is the paradigmatic king in the Old Testament
His kingship recalls that of Adam in the Garden of Eden, and yet it points toward the King par excellence, Jesus Christ. Adam was the first king and steward of the rightly ordered Garden of Eden. He was called to govern the garden according to God’s mind and purpose, but by allowing negative influences to wreak havoc on Eden, he did not fulfill his kingly responsibility. Long after Adam, David emerged as the definitive king who would restore order in the Garden and bring the world under the lordship of God. But like Adam, David fell, and his reign ushered in a succession of compromised kings and rejected prophets.
The New Testament, however, foretold a son of David who would realize the fullness of Israelite kingship…but whose actual reign defied expectation.
King David causes us to look back toward Adam’s kingship and forward toward Christ the King, seeing Christ as the fulfillment of the Davidic line and the realization of the Kingdom of God on earth. In David the King, Bishop Barron helps us to understand this pivotal figure in light of the first king and the King of kings.
Presented by Bishop Robert Barron, Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. For more information and to watch the complete first lesson, see the David the King website.
Introducing the next program on offer for Lent 2019, ‘David the King’. There is no cost but an optional study guide is available for $30.
7:00 p.m. on Thursdays March 14, 21, 28, and April 4.
Men’s Scripture Group
Currently, a men’s group meets for about 1.5 hours each week to study the upcoming readings, explore scripture and to come to understand how we might live out our faith.
Contact: Rod Rafauli – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in forming a women’s or coed group, please contact the parish office.
Visit the library in Room 5 in the southwest corner of the auditorium. There are many books categorized by subject to help you grow in knowledge and faith.
Sign out books, DVDs and/or CDs in the binder before you leave and remember to return them within one month. Happy reading!
Also check out our display of Lighthouse Catholic Media CDs in the narthex.