The 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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
||Gathering to celebrate and evaluate
|January 20-24, 2015
||Introduction to LIVE for Small Community Leaders
||Sign-up Sunday Weekend
||Prayer Commitment Sunday
||Faith sharing begins for LIVE Sessions 1-6