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.
January 2021 Series Announced
- Our next Catholic Faith for Adults (CFFA) class will begin in January 2021. We will meet in-person at 12:30 PM on three Sunday afternoons: January 24, February 28, and March 21, supplemented with on-line resources between gatherings. Meetings will last less than 2 hours. We will take the necessary precautions for gathering safely and will continue to monitor the situation as we approach the start date.
- To register, fill out this short information form and return it to the St. Patrick Parish Office, 705 Main St. Cedar Falls, IA 50613 or email it to [email protected].
What is CFFA? 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 in the church basement (“wooden gym” or “Youth Center”). Presenters are Father Colter and members of our Adult Faith Formation Committee. Sessions include informal discussion, witness, prayer, teaching, and refreshments.
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.