Symbolon Knowing the Faith 1

Symbolon: Knowing the Faith explains the essentials of the Catholic Faith in a way that will inform our minds and inspire our hearts. Saint Kilian Parish offers this program beginning April 17, 2018. Below are the session topics.

    • April 17th The Paschal Mystery: The Mystery of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection
      “The Paschal Mystery” is a phrase we hear and use in the Mass and sacramental rites, but do we understand what it means in the greater story of Salvation, from the Passover in Egypt to the Last Supper and Crucifixion of Jesus?
    • April 24th – The Holy Spirit and the Life of Grace: God’s Divine Life Within Us
      Who is the Holy Spirit? How does the Spirit work in our lives and in the life of the Church? Why is it so important that we know and love him?
    • May 1st – Why Do I Need the Church?: The Mystery of the Catholic Church
      Why does the Church claim to have authority over what Catholics believe? How do we reconcile both the divinity and humanity of the Church that Christ himself created? Why is the Church essential to the life of every believer?
    • May 8th – Mary and the Saints: Our Spiritual Mother and the Communion of Saints
      What do we think of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and how does our relationship with her impact our relationship with her Son? What is the connection between our understanding of Mary and the rest of the saints? Why do we ask Mary and other “dead people” to pray for us?
    • May 15th – The Last Things: What Happens After We Die?
      What does the Church really teach about death, judgment, Heaven, and Hell? It’s time to separate the myths from the reality.

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  • Stacy A. McCandless

    As I am pretty new to Catholicism, I have been learning and better understanding the various topics discussed in the sessions. Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming and I leave with more questions then I came with! All the sessions and the discussions between folks in the group have been very interesting, inspiring, and beneficial to my faith, and I definitely leave and take what I learn and do my best to apply it to my life and prayer as much as I can. Last week’s session really hit home. When they talked about Cafeteria Catholics – yikes! That was uncomfortable because I do that! If I am honest, I have to say that I don’t really agree with some of the things the Catholic Church says are right and wrong or what we should believe….. I have been thinking/praying about it all week, and I will continue to do so.