Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults - RCIA

I'm wondering about Catholicism...
I'd like to know more about this church.
There are many things I just don’t understand…
What are “the Sacraments” and why are they important?
What does “the Church” say and do about Social Justice and why?
What’s important about “community”?
It seems like there are so many “rules”…why?
I try to live a good life, be helpful to others; isn’t that enough?
Are you wondering…interested…questioning?

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From the Catholics come home website:

DISCOVER A BEAUTIFUL FAITH IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.

G.K. Chesterton once wrote, “The difficulty in explaining 'why I am a Catholic' is that there are ten thousand reasons all amounting to one reason: that Catholicism is true.” Nearly 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ founded the Catholic Church to preserve the truth He gave us and hand it down through the centuries, helping people all around the world encounter the love of God in every age and in every corner of the earth.

Over the years, there have been an untold number of questions and objections raised about the Catholic Church’s teachings and practices. The answers are there, and it’s worth your time to find them. As the Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said, “There are not even 100 people in this country who hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they think the Catholic Church to be.”

The Lord wants us all to know and understand His truth, so we can embrace it wholeheartedly and live by it. Christ reminds us, “The truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).

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Adult Bible Study

Attention Women of St. Gregory's Parish!

Do you need more peace in your hectic day?
Would you like to ease the pressures of your life with prayer?
Do you have a longing to know Christ deeper?

All women of the parish are invited to attend our Monday Night Women's Bible Study.

Fall/Winter 2017-2018 Schedule
Mondays 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the Oscar Romero House

October 9 & October 23
November 13 & November 27
December 11
January 8 & January 29
February 12 & February 26
March 5 & March 19

This ongoing women's fellowship deepens our individual relationships with Christ through sharing our faith, discussing scripture, supporting each others' spiritual needs and praying together in an atmosphere of hospitality, confidentiality, love and respect to all. Please consider joining us to learn more about God's awesome love for you that is revealed in His Wor,. Come, get to know other women of the parish in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. 

Where we've been.  Two years ago, we began our Bible Study discerning some very basic questions about the Bible such as:

Why are there so many Bibles?  Which Bible came first?  How do we know the Bible is inspired by God?  Why are there more books in the Catholic Bible?  How about the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Lost Gospels?  Where is Heaven, hell and purgatory in the Bible?  We discovered the answers to these questions and more.

Last year, we asked the question..."How does the Old Testament point to the New Testament?  Reading the book "The Real Story" by Edward Sri and Curtis Martin, the authors took us through Genesis and most of Exodus and provided us with a better understanding of the big picture of the Bible.  We were able to compare and discern the relative message from the bible stories, the culture, the people and their reactions to what happened in their time to what is happening in today's world. 

This year we will pick up our studies with "Exodus and the Mass" by Brandt Pitre in our first two sessions and then move into studies from the Book of Leviticus using the Ignatius study program.  

 

 

33 Days to Morning Glory

Looking for a fresh start to your relationship with Jesus?
Does our spiritual life need a boost?
Do you already have a devotion to Mary?

St. Gregory's is offering a sure way to fire up your faith and entrust yourself to Mary to deepen your relationship with her Son, Jesus.  Join us on Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. or Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. for six weeks beginning October 10 or 11.  Participants will read and ponder daily reflections from the book "33 Days to Morning Glory" by Fr. Michael Gaitley and meet weekly to view video and share insights in preparation for Consecration to Jesus through Mary on November 21 or 22.  Join us by calling the parish office or by signing up after Masses the weekend of September 30 & October 1.