St. Vincent de Paul offers many learning opportunties thorughout the year for adults to further understand and grow in their faith. Find out more about our upcoming programs in our bulletin.
The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn about the Catholic Faith. Sessions focus on the teachings of the Bible/Jesus, the experience of Church, how the Catholic Faith can enrich one’s life and prepares for reception of Sacraments, always allowing time for your questions. A new group is now forming for sessions that will begin on Thursday, Sept. 15, 7-8:30 PM in the Community Room. If you know someone who might be interested in the RCIA, invite them and share this information. If you are interested in the RCIA, have questions about the RCIA or if Thursdays don’t work for your schedule, contact Chuck Pratt to discuss options at 763-762-7407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last fall we viewed four parts of the twenty part Symbolon program with very positive
reviews. Four more topics will be offered during Grades 1-6 Faith Formation, 6-7:15 PM on Tuesday, 5-6:15 PM and 6:45-8 PM on Wednesday,in the music room in the Education Center. Open to all interested parishioners. No fee and no registration required. The next session is on January 17 & 18--"Walk Through the Mass" In order to better appreciate the Mass, we need to understand the parts of the Mass and how they allow us to encounter Jesus.
The JustFaith modules nicknamed JustMatters have provided our parishioners with a clear and planned way to discuss, learn, and build community as we study issues of our times. One of the goals is to invite us to consider engaging in a productive action in relation to the focus issue of any particular module. The JustMatters modules range from six to eight weeks of 2 ½-hour sessions. All sessions include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationshipbuilding. Some sessions may include DVDs and/or guest speakers. The next 8-week (every Monday night) session titled “The Sultan and the Saint” begins on Monday, October 3 at 6:30 PM. This eight-session JustMatters module brings Muslims and Christians together in dialogue. It aims to cultivate mutual understanding and appreciation of what these faith traditions hold in common, as well as the ways in which they differ. By nurturing relationships across religious boundaries, participants will model interfaith cooperation as they live out a central tenet of both faiths: to love God and to love our neighbor.
For more information, or to register, please contact Okey Anyanwu.