Spiritual Life
66 Brooks Drive
Braintree, MA 02184
 
 

Contacts

 
 
MaryAnn McLaughlin
Director of Spiritual Life
Office: 617-779-3641
Fax: 617-779-4570
Ann Cussen
Operations Associate
Office: 617-779-3644
Sister Anne D’Arcy, CSJ
Associate Director
Office: 617-779-3648
Fax: 617-779-4570
Fr. John Sassani
Associate Director
Office: 617-527-7560
Fax: 617-779-4570
Fr. Dan O'Connell
Associate Director
Office: 617-779-3643
Fax: 617-779-4570
Patricia DeBiase
Administrative Assistant
Office: 617-779-3645
Fax: 617-779-4570

Spiritual Life

Why Catholic?

whycatholicThe Archdiocese of Boston offers a faith formation and evangelization program for adults to explore the richness of their Catholic faith, deepen their relationship with Christ and share more fully in the mission of the Church. Simply titled Why Catholic? , the four-year program is solidly based on Sacred Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Participants receive in-depth information and insight into core beliefs, the sacraments, morality, and prayer.

Why Catholic? , developed by RENEW International, is offered in Boston in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Chinese, Lithuanian, Haitian -Creole and includes workshops, retreats, and meetings as small communities to share how we relate Catholic teaching to everyday life.

Successfully implemented in over 1,300 parishes in the United States, the program covers the basic teachings of the Church in terms of what we believe, celebrate, live, and pray. Throughout the entire process the program provides direction for strong evangelization outreach.

For more information, please contact Mary Ann McLaughlin or Ann Cussen, Office of Spiritual Life, email: whycatholic@rcab.org or phone: 617-779-3640.

VIDEO:  Why Catholic? Boston Small Community Leader Workshop  

 

Year Four Workshops  

JAN 2015…. Introduction to LIVE: Christian Morality  

Explores the Beatitudes and the Ten Commandments as guides for Christian living. Engages participants in reflection and discussion on freedom and responsibility; how to form one’s conscience and live a virtuous life; and how to make good moral decisions. Introduces the social mission of the Church.

SEPT 2015…. LIVE Faith Event: Why Catholics Work For Justice  

Explores biblical justice and presents the principles of Catholic social teaching and how they call us to live as faithful and committed followers of Jesus in today’s world. Provides a practical process for prayer, reflection, and action leading to personal and communal outreach. Includes a review of Sessions 7 to 12 of LIVE: Christian Morality.

Timeline

Date      Event  
   
Early Advent   Gathering to celebrate and evaluate
January 20-24, 2015         Introduction to LIVE for Small Community Leaders
January 24/25   Sign-up Sunday Weekend
February 7/8   Prayer Commitment Sunday
February 15   Faith sharing begins for LIVE Sessions 1-6

 

 

 


Free webinar for all Small Community Leaders - new or experienced - addresses what leaders need to know to be better facilitators of their small communities.  Please go to: http://www.renewintl.org/RENEW/Index.nsf/vpages/WhyCathServices?opendocument