Faith is a personal act - the free response of the human person to the initiative of God who reveals himself. But faith is not an isolated act. No one can believe alone, just as no one can live alone. You have not given yourself faith as you have not given yourself life. The believer has received faith from others and should hand it on to others. Our love for Jesus and for our neighbor impels us to speak to others about our faith. Each believer is thus a link in the great chain of believers. I cannot believe without being carried by the faith of others, and by my faith I help support others in the faith.” Catechism of the Catholic Church 166.
We will celebrate Discipleship of Faith and Prayer at all Masses this year on September 8-9. To help you prepare to make your choices, you can review the Promise Card here. We ask that you please consider making a promise to fulfill at least one action in each area in addition to your current prayer and faith actions. You will notice that the card has two sides - right and left. You will Complete and turn in the RIGHT SIDE of the card, adding your printed name, signature and phone number. You KEEP the LEFT SIDE and take home with you as a reminder of your choices.
If you have any questions about Discipleship at Queen of Peace, please contact Ann-Marie Jackson, Director of Discipleship via email at email@example.com or call the office 303-364-1056.
“La fe es un acto personal: la respuesta libre del hombre a la iniciativa de Dios que se revela. Pero la fe no es un acto aislado. Nadie puede creer solo, como nadie puede vivir solo. Nadie se ha dado la fe a sí mismo, como nadie se ha dado la vida a sí mismo. El creyente ha recibido la fe de otro, debe transmitirla a otro. Nuestro amor a Jesús y a los hombres nos impulsa a hablar a otros de nuestra fe. Cada creyente es como un eslabón en la gran cadena de los creyentes. Yo no puedo creer sin ser sostenido por la fe de los otros, y por mi fe yo contribuyo a sostener la fe de los otros”. (Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica 166)
Celebramos el Discipulado de Fe y Oración el próximo fin de semana, del 9 al 8 de septiembre. Guarde y lea su parte de la tarjeta de compromiso de Fe y Oración para recordarle cómo prometió hacer crecer su vida de oración y compartir su fe. Visite nuestro sitio web para obtener descripciones de varias formas de oración y cómo puede profundizar y compartir su fe.
Revisar la tarjeta promesa aqui.
Contacta: Ann-Marie Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org
For your assistance, identified here are some of the choices listed on our Discipleship of Faith and Prayer Promise cards.
- Chaplet of Divine Mercy – The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska. The message is simple: ABC = Ask for God’s mercy. B – Be merciful. C – Completely trust in Jesus.
- http://www.praydivinemercy.com/ (English) http://www.praydivinemercy.com/divinemercyspanish.html (Spanish)
- Lectio Divina – read a particular Scripture and meditate on how it spoke to you.
- Info on this form of prayer - http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/catechesis/catechetical-sunday/word-of-god/upload/sharing-word-at-home.pdf
- Novena / Devotions – a Novena is "nine days' of private or public devotion in the Catholic Church to obtain special graces." For novena examples, watch church bulletin for announcements or use this as a resource - from EWTN: https://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/prayers/novena.htm
- Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration – is a Eucharistic adoration whereby members of a given parish unite in taking hours of adoration before the exposed Most Blessed Sacrament [at Queen of Peace, it’s located behind the Altar], both during the day and throughout the night, seven days a week [24/7]. Contact ?? for more details or to sign up for adoration.
- Litany of the Hours – What is it? EWTN defines it as the official prayer of the Church. Priests and religious are required to celebrate the Liturgy of the Hours, but anyone is free to pray it. “The prayers include psalms, readings from Scripture and the tradition of the Church, hymns, canticles and other prayers.” (Rev. Mark J. Gantley;, JCL)
- See here for a complete answer from EWTN - http://www.ewtn.com/v/experts/showmessage.asp?number=481187
- If you’d like to subscribe to a daily subscription of prayer - https://www.catholiccompany.com/subscribe-morning-offering.tr
- Divine Mercy Cenacle focuses on meditating and educating on the Divine Mercy. A prayer group meets here once a week. Contact is Ginger Cabibi, email@example.com
EWTN – homepage - https://www.ewtn.com/
FORMED – https://formed.org
Rev. Mark J. Gantley, JCL on 9/25/2006