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Faith-Sharing Materials

The four Why Catholic? books for participants follow the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. All books have received the Imprimatur and have been reviewed by the US Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism.

The Profession of Faith: What We Believe (12 Sessions)
Sample Session
The first book in the series, The Profession of Faith: What We Believe, looks at the truths that we, as Catholics, believe. It offers insights on what it means to be a Catholic following "the oldest Roman catechism, the Apostles' Creed."

The Celebration of the Christian Mystery: Sacraments (12 Sessions)
Sample Session
The first four sessions of The Celebration of the Christian Mystery: Sacraments focus on the liturgy and an understanding of the sacraments. Then follow two sessions on Baptism, one on the sacrament itself and another on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. The latter offers reflections on the Rite and on its meaning for us and our parishes. The last six sessions focus on the other six sacraments.

Life in Christ: Walking with God (12 Sessions)
Sample Session
The first six sessions of Life in Christ: Walking with God center on the Beatitudes, on our freedom and responsibility, conscience, virtues, moral law, sin, mercy, grace, and the Church. The second six sessions focus on the implications of the Ten Commandments.

Christian Prayer: Deepening My Experience of God (12 Sessions)
Sample Session
The first three sessions of Christian Prayer: Deepening My Experience of God focus on prayer and how God communicates with us. The next six sessions look at different forms of prayer and some difficulties we experience in prayer. The last three sessions offer a deeper look at the Lord's Prayer. The sessions explore the concept of prayer, and include various styles of prayer for participants' use.