We will be exploring the topic ‘Loving – God who never stops loving’ within the theme of Family in the Domestic Church.
The mountains and hills may crumble, but my love for you will never end; I will keep for ever my promise of peace.
Isaiah 54: 10
We will explore ‘Vocation and Commitment – The vocation of priesthood and religious life’ within the theme of Belonging within Baptism/Confirmation.
You are the chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, chosen to proclaim the wonderful acts of God who called you out of darkness into his own wonderful light.
Our last topic of the term is ‘Expectations – Jesus: born to show God to the world’ within the theme of Loving within Advent/Christmas.
Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works.’
Our first topic this term is ‘Sources – The Bible, the special book for the Church’ within the theme Community within Local Church.
We also constantly give thanks to God … that when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word but as what it really is, God’s word which is also at work in you believers.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
Our second topic in Spring Term is ‘Unity – Eucharist enables people to live in communion’ within the theme Relating within Eucharist.
For as in one body we have many members, and not all members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.
Finally, in Spring our last topic is ‘Death and New Life – Celebrating Jesus’ death and resurrection’ within the theme Giving within Lent/Easter.
Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies it bears much fruit.
Our topics this term are: ‘Witnesses – The Holy Spirit enables people to become witnesses’ within the theme Serving within Pentecost.
Peter standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses. Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you both see and hear
Acts 2:14, 32-33
Secondly, ‘Healing – Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick’ within the theme Inter Relating within Reconciliation.
Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven.
Lastly for the year, ‘Common Good – Work of Christians for the good of all’ within the theme World within Universal Church.
‘This is what the Lord asks of you – that you act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with your God.’
Micah 6: 8