- CATHOLICS ON THE MOVE
- FAITH FORMATION
Catholics on the Move …. What is this all about?
COTM is an adult faith formation experience at Holy Faith Catholic Church designed for adults. The core belief of our Catholic faith is that Jesus is alive today and so is his Church, and our mission is to prepare ourselves in every possible way to be witnesses of this living Jesus. Our mission is to be properly equipped spiritually, in knowledge, and in wisdom, but especially with mercy and compassion to spread the joy of the Good News wherever we are and in whatever we do.
We will strive to be well equipped with knowledge and understanding of our faith, wisdom, healing, Scripture, Sacraments, and prayer. Most importantly, we will be equipped with the Holy Spirit and the compassion of the Lord in our hearts so we don’t miss Jesus in our brothers and sisters in need who God brings to us each day.
We invite each one of you to be a Catholic On The Move and join the run. No matter your stage in life or your circumstances, there will be encounters for all adults, to prepare and to witness each to the measure of their own ability and availability: parents, singles, married, divorced, sick, healthy, disabled, seniors, young adults, professionals, college students, rich, poor, and everyone in between… Everyone at Holy Faith will have the opportunity to move and keep moving for the Lord!
- SPIRITUAL FORMATION: Prayer, Spiritual Awareness, Scripture
- APOSTOLIC FORMATION: Christian Service, Outreach, Evangelization & Witnessing
- ECCLESIAL FORMATION: Sacraments, Catholic Identity, Basic Christian Doctrine, Community Participation
- MORAL FORMATION: Conscience & Morality, Social Justice
- Small Christian Communities
- Special Interest Groups on Demand (“Lets Talk” Gatherings)
- Sacraments & Ministry Formation
- Presentations, Talks, Classes and Series (guest & local speakers)
- Community Network and Gatherings
- Liturgical & Devotional Prayer
- Parish Missions & Retreats
- Media & Resource Center
- Theological Reflection groups for community outreach
To accomplish this goal, Holy Faith will schedule many opportunities available during the year to prepare ourselves for this mission. These opportunities will be called encounters, because each one of them, whether it is a class, a retreat, a small group gathering, a prayer experience, or whatever it may be, will have as its purpose encountering Jesus and encountering each other in His name. As we live these encounters we will be preparing ourselves with the tools we need to move and keep moving until it is time to go to our eternal home!
We have experienced several Catholics on the Move Encounters in 2016. To name a few:
- All Parish Baby Shower: to support expectant mothers in need. Gifts were distributed through A Woman’s Answer Medical Center and Catholic Charities.
- Hope Behind Bars: We set our mailboxes for parishioners to place greeting cards addressed to our brothers and sisters in prison with messages of the love and mercy of God and to assure them of our prayers. These cards will be delivered for Christmas.
- The Living Rosary: On the Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary, we honor our Blessed Mother by praying a living Rosary with the participation of parishioners, many praying in their native language, showing the diversity of our parish. We unite in prayer for peace and reconciliation in the world.
- Military Families’ Potluck Gathering: On Veteran’s Day we invited the entire parish to come and share some time in dedication of those who serve and have served in the United States Armed Forces, and their families.
- “Let’s Talk” Gatherings: We offered a number of talks of interest that were well attended that included, “Planning for a Catholic Funeral” and “Going to Confession”.
- Stay tuned for more talks and opportunites to experience these encounters coming soon … Events will be posted on flyers available in the vestibule, office and Parish Life Center, as well as on our webpage calendar, weekly E-newsletter and the Holy Faith App.