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Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained

As Catholics, too often we try to live a faith we don’t know or understand. Some stumble along with it, going through the motions. Others simply walk away. We may be familiar with different aspects of the Catholic Faith…but how does it all fit together? And what difference does it make for our lives? Truthfully, if we understand the narrative of our Faith, we will understand the meaning of our lives. I want to personally invite you to participate in a parish-wide study this year called Symbolon. This stunning video series contains 20 episodes, with accompanying discussion guides, that present the BIG picture of the Catholic Faith. We will have a 5-week series in the fall, another during Advent, another in Lent, and our last series 5 weeks before Pentecost.

LOCATION: St. Aloysius Church Basement (Room C)

TIME: 6pm

The dates of the fall sessions are:

October 16: Divine Revelation - If someone were to ask you if God speaks to you, how would you answer? As Catholics, our faith is not a blind response to a God we cannot know. Rather, God has gradually communicated himself through deeds and words in history culminating in the person of Jesus Christ. But how does God continue to speak to us today?

October 23: The Bible - The Church has always seen the Scriptures as essential to nourish and govern our lives as Catholics. The Church even boldly teaches that the Bible is inspired by God and is therefore without error. How are we to understand how human authors, through their own language, style, and powers, consigned to writing what God wanted written, and no more?

October 30: The Story of Salvation - God, who is infinitely perfect and happy in Himself, freely created us to share in His own goodness and love. However, we disobeyed Him and refused to give ourselves in love. This sin broke our relationship with God, our relationships with one another, brought death into the world, and wounded our human nature leaving us with the inclination to sin. How can we get ourselves out of this dire predicament?

November 6: Who is Jesus? - The answer to this question makes all the difference in your life. Jesus Christ, both divine and human, is the one and only mediator between God and man. He became human to help us know God’s love, to reconcile us with God and save us, to model a holy life, and to make it possible for divine life to dwell within us. Do we believe Jesus is who He says?

God bless, Fr. Miguel

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