|Getting Started/Next Steps|
|What Church Leaders Are Saying About Why Catholic?|
|Year Two: Fall 2012-Lent 2013|
|Year Three: Fall 2013-Lent 2014|
|Year Four: Fall 2014-Lent 2015|
A Journey Through the Catechism
A MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP KURTZ
Answering the thirst to learn more of the Catholic faith … and doing so with others … is the invitation of Why Catholic?, and I invite every Catholic to answer this call.
In the Gospel of St. John, we encounter the famous dialogue between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the village well in which her thirst for holiness is answered by Jesus’ personal invitation to drink of the living waters of salvation.
These images of thirst and the village well are useful ones to address the nurturing and living out of the baptismal call within the Archdiocese of Louisville in the years to come. We all share the Samaritan’s woman’s need for our thirst for holiness to be quenched by prayer and learning within a community of friends.
This season’s theme of prayer, with the invitation to Pray First, is foundational for our spiritual journey. Prayer is not just another activity among many that we carry out each day; it is the action of the Holy Spirit in our lives calling us into ever deepening friendship with God. The famous image of the vine and branches from Scripture invites us to imagine Jesus as the vine and us as the branches with the Holy Spirit as the sap, serving as the interior teacher and inspirer of that ongoing relationship with God, through Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit.
This season will provide you with wonderful opportunities to learn about prayer, deepen your prayer life, and share this experience with other parishioners. I can’t think of a better way to begin the Year of Faith, which begins this October.
The Why Catholic? process is a six-week, twice-per-year (fall and Lent) process. It is not necessary for you to have participated in past seasons; all are welcome. The format consists of groups of parishioners meeting in small groups, usually in homes, for study and prayer. Your parish can assist you with the process of forming or joining a Why Catholic? group. If you are not connected with a parish, please call or email Sal Della Bella (502/448-8581 or email here) at our Office of Lifelong Formation, and Education, and he will assist you.
So, please pray first, and then be open to where the Spirit might be leading you. May God bless you!
Pray First Why Catholic? Radio Spots
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Renew International Parish Login Pages
Click on the links below for the Why Catholic? Renew International parish login pages:
Login information for each parish was contained in the letter that was sent by RENEW when your parish first signed up. Instructions for using the web code for login can be found in the parish kit.
If you are still in need of your webcode, contact Sal Della Bella via e-mail or at 502-448-8581.