Catholic Faith Topic Courses
Catholic Faith Topic courses are offered within our Faith, Family & Friends Religious Education & Faith Formation Program.
Faith Family & Friends (FF&F) is St. Paul Catholic Newman Center’s Religious Education and Faith Formation program for the entire parish – EVERYONE! FF&F is not just for families with children, but provides an opportunity for everyone to become life-long learners of their faith. It provides the parish with the opportunity to build community as a family of faith, form friendship bonds, and offers a place where we can question and discuss important elements of our Catholic Christian faith together.
Adults have their choice of educational offerings in the topic areas of Scripture, Catholic Faith, Prayer, and Family Life (Relationships/Parenting). The Adult Religious Education and Faith Formation portion of FF&F for fall semester 2023 begins on Tuesday evenings, September 12 through December 12, 2023, 6:00 - 7:00 pm.
The Synod: Becoming a Synodal Church & Parish - facilitated Deacon John Supino and Jim Grant. (8 sessions)
Our Quest for Happiness - part of the Matthew Kelly Video Series, Living Everyday with Passion & Purpose. View video followed by reflection and discussion. Facilitated by John Prandini. (1 session)
Seven Levels of Intimacy - Part of the Matthew Kelly Video Series, Living Everyday with Passion & Purpose . View video followed by reflection and discussion. Facilitated by John Prandini (1 session)
Echaristic Revival Series - Facilitated by Ryan & Jessica Borunda
Session 1: What’s Our Story?
The Bible is the story of God’s love for us. He created us out of love, redeemed us by his love,
and transforms us in his love.
Session 2: Who Is Jesus?
Jesus is both God and man, therefore he reveals who God is in relation to us. Jesus asked
Simon Peter, “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15) He asks this same question of us:
who do you say Jesus is?
Session 3: Am I Saved?
Salvation is a gift from God through Jesus Christ that requires our “yes.”
Session 4: Why a Church?
Jesus didn’t simply leave us a written message or instruction manual to follow. He gave us
a living, dynamic Church where we encounter him personally and allow ourselves to be
transformed into his likeness.
Session 5: God Is With Us
God’s presence in the Old Testament foreshadows the gift of
the Eucharist, one of the seven sacraments of the Church. Jesus
established the Eucharist to give us strength and accompany us
at every moment of our earthly journey.
Session 6: The Story of the Eucharist
The story of the Eucharist can be traced throughout Scripture.
From Genesis to the present day, this session explores how the
Cross is the new Tree of Life, and the Eucharist is its fruit.
Session 7: Bread for the Journey
The Eucharist sustains us on our spiritual journey. Our participation
at Mass through the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the
Eucharist is an offering of thanksgiving to God. We are then sent
forth to share what we have received.