Becoming Catholic

Are you or someone you know interested in Becoming Catholic?  If so, you’re in the right place!  Our group, Becoming Catholic (known elsewhere as RCIA or Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a place to journey towards full communion with the Catholic Church. Of course, the Holy Spirit moves throughout the year, so please feel free to call Will Wright, Dir. of Catechesis and Evangelization at 623-344-7288 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Becoming Catholic will be offered twice per week on Mondays, in conjunction with the Catholic 101 Class. To come join us, please contact Will to learn more!

Catholic 101

 

The Catholic Faith is so utterly beautiful, good, and true, but it is also certainly expansive in scope.  Have you ever wished that there was a class where you could learn the tenets of the Catholic Faith or review them? If it’s been a while since the nuns in grade school, or you have been Catholic all your life and wondered why we do what we do and believe what we believe, or if you have a Theology degree and just love learning ever more about our Lord… this lecture series is for you!  

Classes will be taught by our Director of Catechesis and Evangelization, Will Wright. Catholic 101 is for absolutely anyone and everyone in the parish!  Feel free to contact Will Wright for more info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 623-344-7288

Catholic 101 will be offered twice weekly. Each day will have the same content, first at 2 then at 6.
 
Location: Our Lady of Lourdes Church - Stage Side of Hall
Day of the Week - Mondays
Time: 2:00p - 3:00p
OR
Location: Prince of Peace - Stage in Hall
Day of the Week: Mondays
Time: 6:00p - 7:00p 
DATES: 
  1. 10.1.18
  2. 10.8.18
  3. 10.15.18
  4. 10.22.18
  5. 10.29.18,
  6. 11.5.18,
  7. 11.26.18
  8. 12.10.18,
  9. 12.17.18,
  10. 1.7.19
  11. 1.14.19
  12. 1.28.19
  13. 2.4.19
  14. 2.11.19
  15. 2.18.19
  16. 2.25.19
  17. 3.11.19
  18. 3.18.19

Apologetics Course

Apologetics

What is apologetics? Are we apologizing for being Catholic? No way! Apologetics is the art of providing a reasonable defense for the teachings of the Catholic Faith. Do your friends ask you questions about Catholicism and you wish you had better ways to answer? This class is for you. Join Will, our Director of Catechesis and Evangelization, as he journeys through the principles and arguments of Catholic Apologetics. No previous knowledge of Apologetics is needed, just an open mind ready to learn.

This class will be offered twice on Tuesdays from 10a – 11a or 5p – 6p, both at Prince of Peace in the Hall.

Schedule:

  1. (9.18.18) Apologetics? Are We Apologizing for Being Christian?
  2. (9.25.18) When and How Do Arguments Usually Fall Short?
  3. (10.9.18) What are in the Apologists Toolbox?
  4. (10.23.18) What are the Arguments for the Existence of God?
  5. (11.6.18) How to Defend Christ's Divinity, the Historical Resurrection, and Miracles
  6. (11.13.18) How to Defend the Catholic Church as the Church of Christ
  7. (11.27.18) How to Answer Secularists/ Atheists
  8. (12.11.18) How to Answer Protestants/ non-Catholic Christians
  9. (12.18.18) How to Defend the Sacraments, Especially the Eucharist
  10. (1.22.19) Why Does God Allow Evil and Suffering?
  11. (1.29.19) Why is the Old Testament God So Mean?
  12. (2.5.19) Do I Need to Go to Church?... I am So Prayerful in Nature
  13. (2.12.19) Why Do I Have to Confess My Sins to a Priest?
  14. (2.26.19) Why is the Church opposed to Gay Marriage?
  15. (3.5.19) Why Can't Women Be Priests?
  16. (3.12.19) Why is the Church opposed to Contraception?
  17. (3.19.19) What Does the Church Teach About Abortion and Euthanasia?
  18. (3.26.19) Do Catholics Worship Mary and the Saints?
  19. (4.2.19) What is Purgatory Anyway?

The Great Adventure Bible Timeline

Reading the Bible should bring us closer to Christ, but understanding it is often difficult. The good news is that you can understand the Bible, and The Bible Timeline makes it easy.

The Bible Timeline is a Catholic Bible study that can help anyone to make sense of the Bible and experience the life-changing power of God’s Word. The study takes you on a journey through the entire Bible and brings you deep into each period of salvation history, so that you can discover the amazing story woven throughout all of Scripture. The Bible Timeline has helped hundreds of thousands of people to have a better understand the Bible and a deeper relationship with Christ, and it will help you too.

The study will include a series of twenty-four videos presented by Jeff Cavins. Each video will be preceded by a lively group discussion. Everyone who participates will receive this color-coded Bible Timeline Chart, as well as a The Bible Timeline Study Kit.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish will resume The Bible Timeline on October 2, 2018. We have completed 8 of the 24 sessions, but it is not too late to catch up. Please contact Will Wright to learn more at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 623-344-7288.

The Bible Timeline is offered twice per week. One session is Tuesday evenings in the Fr. McGivney Room at Our Lady of Lourdes and the morning session is on Thursdays in Madonna Hall at Our Lady of Lourdes. The dates are below:

Tuesday evenings from 7 - 8:30p:

Oct 2, Oct 9, Oct 23, Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 27, Dec 11, Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 26, Mar 12, Mar 19, Mar 26, and Apr 2

Thursday mornings from 9 - 11:

Oct 4, Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15, Nov 29, Dec 13, Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 28, Mar 14, Mar 21, Mar 28, Apr 4

Alpha

For more information on the Alpha Course, please click the link on the side of this page.