I am Catholic and want to know more.
As Catholics we are all called to become a beacon of God’s light shining forth to others in an often dark and confused world. What does that mean to in your home, in your community right now? Many parishes offer adult formation events that include prayer, catechesis and service opportunities so that you can both learn about and live out your faith. Begin your journey back to the Catholic Church by checking out what is available in your local parish.
If you want to begin your exploration with a good book, look for the Catholic Catechism for Adults published in 2006 by the United States conference for Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C. (ISBN 978-1-57455-450-2)
Take the first step and ask yourself a few questions that will help you examine the way you live out your faith in everyday life.
Are my beliefs grounded in the teachings of Jesus?
- Materials for Bible Study can be found at www.littlerockscripture.org.
- To reflect on daily Scripture go to www.goingforth.org and click on "Lectio Divina".
Is prayer part of my daily life?
- Click here if you have 10 minutes to pray.
- Click here if you have 3 minutes to pray.
- If you want to learn about Centering prayer go to www.contemplativeoutreach.org and click on "Centering Prayer".
- If you want to print out Catholic prayers go to www.catholic.org/clife/prayers and find the prayers that you need.
- Need a little inspiration to pray the rosary, watch this video.
How well do I live out the teaching and traditions of the Catholic Church?
- The Unites States Bishops have lots of great information listed under Social Justice Issues at www.usccb.org.
- Look through the Busy Christian’s Guide to Catholic Social Teachings.
Materials gathered in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Chicago.