Catholic Faith for Adults
If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or are considering joining the Catholic Church, contact Suzy Luecke in the parish office at 266-3523 or email Suzy for more information.
In fall 2016, we began a new venture at St. Patrick called Catholic Faith for Adults (CFFA). It was a great success and a second series began in January 2017.
The next series of Catholic Faith for Adults (CFFA) will begin on September 10, 2017. We will meet in the lower level of the church at 10:30 AM (after 9:30 Mass).
Here are the notes from the spring 2016 session if you would like to see what we cover in the series:
CFFA is two things at once: an opportunity for parishioners to review and discuss the main teachings of their faith and an opportunity for those who are interested in joining the church to learn the basics. By combining these two purposes we hope to create a learning community which will be a source of witness and support for all but especially for those who are inquiring about the faith or intending to join. Meeting together should provide a great introduction to the faith community and an opportunity for long-time Catholics to refresh and renew their faith. Since this is a different approach, we are not calling the program RCIA but simply Catholic Faith for Adults.
Sessions are 10:30 AM–noon on Sunday mornings in the church basement (“wood gym” or “Youth Center”) after the 9:30 AM Mass. Presenters are Father Colter and members of our Adult Faith Formation Committee. There is informal discussion, witness, prayer, teaching, and refreshments. If you need child care, we have volunteers in the gym to watch the children.
We use a synopsis of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, called the Compendium, as our main resource. You may pick a book up in the Parish Office or at class.
We offer several sessions in each series. Catholics may come to any or all sessions. Inquirers and candidates for joining the church are asked to come to all. Afterwards, those already baptized in another Christian tradition may choose to make a Profession of Faith, be confirmed, and receive their first Eucharist. These will not have to wait until Holy Saturday.
If you have any questions, please contact Suzy Luecke in the Parish Office at 319-266-3523 or by email.