10-15-2017 "I Believe"

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary-St. Richard Catholic Church
Journey of Faith
October 15, 2017—28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Opening Prayer
Scripture Readings

Is 25:6-10A; Ps 23:1-6; Phil 4:12-14, 19-20; Mt 22:1-14 

“I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.”

"I Believe in God"*
What do you and your closest friends do to grow and deepen your relationship with one another? Although you are distinct from one another, what is it about your relationship that also binds you to one another?
God is the creator of “all that is seen and unseen.” Through God’s wisdom and love, God created the universe “out of nothing” (ex nihilo). God looked at everything God had made and found it “very good” (Gen 1:31).
God is a holy Mystery. “The mystery of the Holy Trinity is the central mystery of the Christian faith and of Christian life” (CCC, no. 261). The Holy Trinity is a unity off three identifiable, divine “persons”—whom we call “Father,” “Son” and “Holy Spirit.”— They are One in their divine nature, each fully God in a way that is distinct and understood only in relation to the others. The Trinity enlightens all of the other mysteries of our faith.
God has absolute sovereignty over all that God has created.  God is the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer of all life. In God, “we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28).
Human beings are the summit of God’s creation. God calls each of us into a personal, loving relationship with God and with one another. Ultimately, we are called to share eternal life with God.
Humans are a unity of body and spirit (soul). We express and perceive spiritual realities through material symbols, as well as through visible creation. Scripture uses symbols and images such as light, darkness, clouds, wind, fire, water, mountains, trees and many others to speak about God and God’s presence.
We are in the process of becoming. God guides creation towards its evolving, ultimate completion or perfection through God’s divine providence or plan. God uses the laws of natural science, and the cooperation of the human intellect and free will to work towards experiencing the fullness of God’s love, truth, beauty, and goodness.
*U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, Ch. 5.

Reflect on Your Experience

What images and symbols make God present for you?
What practices and ways of living help you to grow in your relationship with the Holy Trinity?
U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults (USCCA)  Catecismo Catolica de los Estados Unidos para los Adultos

Videos

"Why Do We Believe in God" (Bishop Robert Barron)

"Who is God" (Bishop Robert Barron)

"What is the Trinity" (Bishop Robert Barron)

"I Believe in God" (EWTN)

"Creeds - God the Father" - CCC Nos. 185-231 (Fr. Daniel Mahan)

"The Father" - CCC 232-248 (Fr. Daniel Mahan)

"The Holy Trinity" - CCC 249-281 (Fr. Daniel Mahan)

"Creation" - CCC 282-324 (Fr. Daniel Mahan

"Heaven and Earth" - CCC 325-384 (Fr. Daniel Mahan)

Music

"I Am Not Alone"

"Do I Trust You?" (Twila Paris)

"Who Am I"

Rites, Symbols, & Practices

"From Mass to Mission - The Concluding Rites"




Reflection
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