Jesus said to his disciples: “…And now I am sending down to you what the Father has promised. Stay in the city then, until you are clothed with the power from on high. Then he took them out as far as the outskirts of Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. Now as he blessed them, he withdrew from them and was carried up to heaven. They worshipped and then went back to Jerusalem full of joy and they were continually in the Temple praising God.” Luke 24: 49-53
For most Catholics the Feast of the Ascension goes unnoticed, yet this feast is the great entrance of humanity into the heavenly presence of God. It is the great celebration of the presence of Jesus Christ as Lord and God. This feast culminates the mission of Christ in the world and prepares us for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
This eight-page, fold-out brochure is an initiative of the Synod Implementation Team for the second pastoral priority following the Archdiocesan Synod – Revitalising Catholic Culture and Identity.
It contains well-known Catholic prayers such as The Angelus, The Benedictus and the Prayer to St Michael and the precepts of the Church. It answers in a concise manner such questions: What are the Sacraments? What are the Beatitudes? and more. ‘This Is Our Faith’ is a brochure for every Catholic: child, teenager and adult.
…”The rationale for Revitalising Catholic Culture and Identity is to bring the People of God to reflect upon, become more mindful of and live more fully the fundamental aspects of their faith. This second Pastoral Priority is challenging and ongoing, since it calls us to redefine ourselves continually in a secular world…”
An address by Sr Juliet Rajah HF, directress of Catechetics for the Archdiocese of Port of Spain, at the launch of Journey to Discovery (Values and Virtues Programme / Religious Education curriculum.
Your Grace, Sr Columba, principals, teachers, Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM) – Mrs. Mennen Walker-Briggs, Archdiocesan Catechetical Office staff. Happily today we launch the Journey to Discovery – teacher text and student workbook.
This magazine is an asset for all parishes and new catechists involved in faith formation. It offers hands on activities; suggestions for passing on the faith; Catholic IQ; and a series of articles for your own faith formation. The September issue has a self-assess for success; creating a lesson plan; information chart; attendance log; advice from master catechist and loads of suggested websites to visit.
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“In the school community, faith is built on the foundation of love and sustained through service and teamwork.”
These were the profound words of Fr Steve Duncan, parish priest of St Joseph, Scarborough and Vicar for Tobago. He uttered these words when he preached to the teachers of St Gabriel’s Girls’ RC School who journeyed to Tobago on Friday, March 15, for their Lenten retreat.