Domestic Church - Family: Ourselves.
Each person is made in the image and likeness of God. To know ourselves and to appreciate that our value and uniqueness is central to our well being.
Baptism/Confirmation - Belonging: Life Choices.
Through Baptism the Christian is called to a life of holiness and to the mission of spreading the Good News. That life may be lived out in different ways. For some it will be through marriage. Whatever life choices are made, the Christian is called to a commitment of holiness and service of others
Advent/Christmas - Loving: Hope
Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, the promised one, on 25 December. It is preceded by the season of Advent, a time of preparation. It focuses on Jesus’ coming in history and encourages believers to prepare for the Christ who comes each day. They also wait in joyful hope for Him to come in glory at the end of time.
Local Church - Community: Mission
The Church, the Christian family, is made up of smaller Christian families called dioceses. Each diocese is led by a bishop. The
bishops continue the work of ‘the twelve’ the apostles who continued the work and mission of Jesus. Jesus is the head of
these families. He is the head of the Church. There are other Christian families which are not part of the Catholic Church.
Ecumenism is the word used for promoting unity among Christian churches. One of the final prayers of Jesus was that we all
might be one.
Eucharist - Relating: Memorial Sacrifice
The Eucharist is a memorial sacrifice in the Jewish sense of remembering, that is it makes present a past reality. It is a
memorial of Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross, through which Christ gives his body and blood for the salvation of all people and
provides hope for the future.
Lent/Easter - Giving: Sacrifice
Lent is the season when Christians try to focus on giving. This helps us to identify with the complete sacrifice of Jesus which is remembered in the liturgy of Holy Week, especially the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday – Easter Sunday.)
Pentecost - Serving: Transformation
Christians believe that the Spirit of God is active in each person and in a special way in the community of believers, which is
the church. It is the work of the Spirit to enable people to hear Gods message, to respond and share it. The feast of
Pentecost is a celebration of the gift of God’s Spirit and its transforming power.
Reconciliation: Inter-Relating: Freedom & Responsibility
Christians believe that God has given to each person the free will and power to choose. The gift of God’s Spirit, guarantee of
God’s abiding presence is the foundation of Christian faith in the holiness of conscience. The creative interplay of freedom
and responsibility informs the life of the community of believers, the Church.
Universal Church - World: Stewardship
Christians believe that every human being is created in the image of God and has the special gift and challenge of sharing in God’s creation. We ourselves are part of creation, and are dependent upon it: we are made aware that caring for creation is part of caring for ourselves.
As well as looking at our own religion we will have 3 other faith weeks in which we will look at different Beliefs and Festivals of 3 of the following: