The power of prayer is unquestionable!
Prayer provides a source of strength and an avenue of communication on anyone's faith journey. Companions are also a necessity on a journey. You are accepting both roles as a prayer partner. Through the workings of the Holy Spirit you travel the journey with them either silently or aloud.
You may send letters/cards of encouragement anonymously or acknowledge yourself. If you want to meet your catechumen or candidate, you're invited to drop down after an 8:30 Mass once we begin dismissals sometime in December. You define your involvement.
All we ask is that you keep a special person in your prayers as he/she inquires about the faith and prepares for initiation into the church.
STORIES! STORIES! STORIES!
WHEN WE WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW US, WE TELL OUR STORIES.
The CHURCH also has many stories to tell,stories of faith journeys. Why not add your own story?
Why are you Catholic? What or who brought you this far? Why is Christ an intricate part of your life? How are you like the people of the Old Testament in their search for the Savior? Have you had any faith struggles?
Share your story with those who are inquiring about the Catholic Faith.
Faith stories are given during the inquiry sessions in the fall.
We share in the life of Christ by our baptism. By the same baptism:
~ We are called to share that life with others, AND
~ We are empowered by the Spirit of God to do so.
The sponsor is a co-traveler in this journey of faith who commits himself or herself to accompany a catechumen or candidate along the way. The sponsor is a person who is willing to be a friend, witness, guide.
According to the Rite: A sponsor accompanies any candidate seeking admission as a catechumen. Sponsors are persons who have known and assisted the candidates and stand as witnesses to the candidates' moral character, faith, and intention. (No. 10)
Greet and Meet
Spend one Sunday morning (9:30 – 11:00 a.m.) beginning September 12 with us. Introduce yourself, meet new people, and serve snack. We encourage you to stay for the session as well.
The team provide paper products and drinks. You provide the snack. People have served cheese and crackers, cookies, brownies, donuts, breads and fixings, fruits, vegetable pizza, candies, peanuts, pretzels, popcorn, and a variety of other foods. The choice is yours.