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Masters of Religious Education Program outline 2017-2020 - provincial.

Growing in Wisdom and Grace Program.  

Growing in Wisdom and Grace is a faith formation program designed for:

a) teachers needing to fulfill their two university Religion class requirement and

b) any employee of Regina Catholic wanting to learn more about his/her faith. 

There are 11 sessions in all-10 two-hour evening sessions and one day long session.  You can sign up for as many sessions as you are interested in (you don’t have to take them all. If you are interested in one session, sign up for one session).  The dates and themes for the sessions are below.  For further details or to sign up, contact Miles Meyers at m.meyers@rcsd.ca or 289. 

Schedule:

  • 2016-2017 TBA

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What We Believe

What We Believe
by Margaret Lavin

An indispensable guide to theology for religion teachers present and future.

What We Believe explores two major areas of thought: the theological foundations of the Christian faith, and the Christian understanding of the human person. Its theological insights and conclusions will be invaluable for those who teach in a variety of Christian contexts - especially those who prepare candidates to teach Christian religious education.

If teachers are going to teach their faith, they need to know what it is about.  What We Believe outlines the major theological themes that ground our understanding of who we believe God is, and who we are in relationship to God. 

Call Miles Meyers at 289 for a copy and work on a chapter or two...or email Miles at m.meyers@rcsd.ca. 

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Interfaith Bilingual Golden Rule Poster – French & English

This bilingual poster featuring Golden Rule texts from 13 religions is published by Scarboro Missions and Réseau pour la santé spirituelle au Nouveau-Brunswick/New Brunswick Spiritual Health Network. The two official languages of Canada are English and French. The beautiful open-book design of this poster wonderfully symbolizes the larger message of the poster. Poster Here


‘Springtime of the Faith’ Course Series: Each Spring in Bruno, SK St. Therese Institute in offers a series of week-long courses on various topics (ex. Theology of Evangelization, Ignatian Discernment, etc.) that are available for all who is seeking deeper faith formation, a place of peace and holiness to encounter God, and to be equipped to for the New Evangelization. Cost per week is $395 - visit www.St-T.ca/SOTF or call 306-369-2555 for more details.


Upcoming at St. Therese Institute in Bruno SK

Theology of the Body Conference: April 30 to May 4 St. Therese Institute invites you to join them in Bruno, SK for a Theology of the Body conference led by internationally renowned speaker and author Christopher West. This unique approach to John Paul II’s teaching includes reflections on St. Thérèse of Lisieux that Christopher West only teaches at St. Therese Institute! Early bird rate is $445 – visit www.St-T.ca/TOB or call 306-369-2555 for more details.


Come help: May 7 - Have you wondered what it would be like to live a religious life? Take the Vacations Tour Party Bus on Sunday May 7th. The Vocations Bus Tour is for Grades 11, 12 and young adults. We leave from Christ the King Parish after the 11:00 a.m. Mass. We will be visiting priests and sisters around Regina so you can see what it is like to live a consecrated life. We will return to Christ the King Parish for supper. Those who are interested can finish off the day at Christ the King's Source gathering. Lunch and Supper are both provided at no cost. For more information or to register for the Vocations Tour Party Bus call or Email Michelle Braden at 306-352-1651 Ext. 223 MBraden@archregina.sk.ca


April 1/2: The MY GENERATION YOUTH RALLY invites parishioners of ALL generations, who would like to pray with and for the young church to join us for portions of the My Gen Rally weekend. We would love to welcome you to join us at Archbishop M.C. O'Neill High School on Saturday, April 1st for the Stations of the Cross at 3:45 p.m., at 8:30p.m. for Adoration and/or Sunday, April 2nd at 11:30 for our mass. For details please see www.mygenrally.ca


Chrism Mass Tuesday, April 4th 7:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral. The Mass will be livestreamed on our website.


'Surviving Transitions': a conference for anyone who has suffered the death of a loved one. Friday March 31 (7 to 9 pm) Sat. April 1 (9 am to 4 pm) Holy Trinity Parish Conference speaker Kelly Walker is an author, singer, songwriter who inspires and informs audiences throughout North America with his fresh and authentic style of presentation. No charge for Friday session. Registration for Saturday sessions $25., includes lunch if registered by Mar. 27. NOTE: Late/last minute registrations do not include lunch. Saturday sessions begin with registration/coffee from 9 - 10 am, followed by the conference.
To register contact: isufferedloss@gmail.com or 306-352-1651 or from Heather during Holy Trinity office hours. See poster in the Gathering Area for more info about the Saturday topics. Hosted by the Regina Deanery Pastoral Council. Please pray for the success of this conference. See this poster for details
 


The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism in Saskatoon, runs an accredited program in ecumenical studies and formation four days a year for three years. This accredited program is of particular interest to ecumenical officers, people in training for ministry, ministry practitioners working within an ecumenical setting & lay people wishing to increase their knowledge of the ecumenical movement. Led by local scholars, ecumenists & international visiting scholars Students from a multitude of Christian faiths gather at the end of June to grow in closer understanding of other faiths and their own. Upon completion students are awarded with a certificate in Ecumenical Studies and Formation from St. Andrew’s College & the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism. For more Information: Watch this video at https://vimeo.com/200751552 or  email: admin@pcecumenism.ca for more information, www.pcecumenism.ca programs@pcecumenism.ca or 306-653-1633. Poster
 


Saturday April 22: Are we called to proclaim the gospel or to dialogue with others?  Can we do both?  If so, how? This year's ecumenical workshop will be April 22 at St. Joseph's in Moose Jaw and will feature Archbishop Donald Bolen and apologist Matt Nelson. SAVE THE DATE!   Poster

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Friday March 24th:
Indigenous Student Association 5th annual Feast and Round Dance at the RIC Atrium (the open space between the Research Innovation Centre and College West). 4:30 Pipe Ceremony/Feast, 7pm Round Dance. Parking in Lot 16.

Saturday March 25th/Sunday March 26th: Holy Cross Parish is hosting a conference on "Reconciliation" with various speakers from different faith traditions. More details will follow in a future email.

Peace!

Sr. ReAnne Letourneau

"ANARC" (Aboriginal Non Aboriginal Relations Community)

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Holy Cross Church is presenting the “We are One Family” Conference,  March 25 and 26 2017. The theme “We are One Family” is our response to the “Call for Action” as requested from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). We will explore, through lectures, group discussion and a panel discussion, what it means to be one family, with the focus on reconciliation with our brothers and sisters from many faith communities and many cultures within Regina. The conference is one of Celebration, Dialogue and Payer with renowned speakers:

Bishop James Weisgerber, Archbishop Emeritus of Winnipeg, Elder Noel Starblanket ,  Fr. Sami Helewa, SJ  Campion College, U. or R.,

Rabbi Jeremy Parnes, Beth Jacob Synagogue,  Imam Zeeshan Muzaffarar Ahmed, Mahmood Mosque  and   Fr. John Meehan, president of Campion College, U. of R.
Registration begins at 8:30 am on Saturday 8:30am with welcome and introductions at 9:30am. Tickets are $20 (covers snacks and lunch and allows for attendance both days) Tickets are available in advance at the Holy Cross-office by calling (306) 757-1325 or emailing hc.office @hoycrossregina.ca or at the door. For more information  contact Martin at 306 570-5315 or email pastoral.assistant@holycrossregina.ca Poster Attached Brochure Attached 
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Development & Peace 50th anniversary celebrations:  On April 29th, a 5:00 pm Mass of Thanksgiving and 6:30 pm banquet and program will be held at St. Mary Parish, Saskatoon to celebrate this region’s Development & Peace’s jubilee year.  Banquet tickets are $25 and must be paid in advance.  To purchase tickets please email Justine at dpsaskatchewan@devp.org or call the regional office at 306.937.7675.   We hope that you will join us.
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BEREAVEMENT WORKSHOP
- Updated poster with topics added.  POSTER ATTACHED
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The Anglican-Roman Catholic Covenant Implementation Committee for the Archdiocese of Regina and the Diocese of Qu’Appelle (ARCCIC) is pleased to announce a special event arranged by Canon Claude Schroeder and Dr. Brett Salkeld:

A Lenten meal and an evening of study, worship and prayer:
Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ
Friday, March 24, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
St. Mary’s Anglican Church
15th Avenue & Montague Street, Regina

Pre-register by emailing stmarysanglican@sasktel.net

A poster is attached. 
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Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing. Our next retreat in Saskatchewan will be held on April 7-9, 2017 To register, please contact Elaine at 1-306-480-8911

or email r.vineyardsk@sasktel.net

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The Archdiocese of Regina Lay Formation Program

Sharing The Joy Of The Gospel!

Our mission is to provide you with a renewed missionary zeal fueled by the joy of the Gospel! One weekend per month from October until June, Catholics who want to know, love and serve Christ more deeply come together at Campion College in Regina. During this three-year program you will;

+Become more more deeply aware of God's personal love and activity in your life.

+Encounter Jesus Christ, discover his plan of sheer goodness for you and deepen your relationship with Christ and his Church.

+Discover how to more intentionally integrate your faith in daily life in service to Christ.

+Be given the Spiritual and Formation tools you need to follow Christ's commission to "Go, make disciples of all nation.We are currently accepting applications for the Fall of 2017. For more information or to register, please contact our Program Coordinator, Eric Gurash at 306.325.1651 ext 211 or email him at egurash@archregina.sk.ca

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Responding to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide - A series of short locally-prepared videos about “Finding the Gifts in a World of Choices” is being produced in Saskatchewan under the direction of a Saskatchewan bishops’ advisory committee, thanks to financial support from the Saskatchewan K of C Charitable Foundation. The first two videos – one focused on Palliative Care and another focused on Care for the Elderly – can be found online at: www.findingthegifts.ca or for more information contact (306) 659-5844 or communications@saskatoonrcdiocese.com
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Thinking Faith Podscasts from the Archdiocese...
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Good news!  It is now possible for teachers to obtain a Master of Religious Education (MRE) degree in Saskatchewan!  An extension site of Edmonton's Newman Theological College has been established in Saskatoon where the ten required courses are offered by local instructors on selected weekends and during the first two weeks of July.  Some courses may also be taken on-line.  This degree is recognized by the Teacher Classification Board for salary purposes.  For further information, you may consult the Newman College website or email the registrar at <maria.saulnier@newman.edu> or contact Sister Teresita Kambeitz at <teresita@sasktel.net> or at 306-653-1499.  Those who instruct others in righteousness will shine like stars for all eternity (Dan. 12:3).

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Catholic Family Services - Marriage Prep Dates

April 28 & 29, 2017
May 26 & 27, 2017
June 9 & 10, 2017
All prep sessions are: Friday – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.                                    Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The weekend prep is held at:  Catholic Family Services – 160 McIntosh St., Regina, Sk. 306-525-0521

This is a first come, first served basis and couples must call Catholic Family Services and make payment of $200.00 to secure one of the 18 spots available.   This is non-refundable.           
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DivorceCare is a video seminar series featuring some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on Divorce and recovery topics as seen from the biblical perspective.  The evening is structured with open discussion and sharing on the topic of the video, in a safe and supportive environment. DivorceCare will start this fall, September 12 at Resurrection Parish, 3155 Windsor Park Road in Regina.  To register, please call Deborah at 306-789-2378.
 

Using Technology to reach out for Evangelization : Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski MHSH, D.Min Director of the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives and Professor in the Department of Religious Studies of the University of Dayton
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USCCB – Using the Internet and Social Media as a Tool for Evangelization
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Queen's House programs
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CatholicBytes - podcasts for busy Catholics
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Did you ever Wonder - Check this out!
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Jesuit Volunteers Canada (JVC) is a formation program, where young adults live out the values of Christian spirituality, social and eco-justice, community, and simple living. Placement opportunities include working with First Nations communities, young adult programing, community development and outreach, education, food justice, and working with the urban poor. Jesuit Volunteers Canada is currently accepting applications for September 2016 with possible communities and work placements in northern Ontario, Toronto and Regina. For more information visit www.jesuitvolunteers.ca or call 519-820-8204. JVC is part of a 50-year movement dedicated to inspiring young adults! Poster attached

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CCCB Co-responsibility of the Lay- Faithful

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CCCB: resource bundle for 2016 National Week for Life and the Family, May 8-15, 2016.

Nostra Aetate - the 50th anniversary on the Church's relationship with Non-Christians Religions - Interreligious Dialogue

The Missionary Dynamic of the Church Today! - CCCB

A Church in Dialogue - CCCB

The Essential Elements of Evangelization Today - CCCB

Freedom of Conscience and Religion - CCCB

The Second Vatican Council - What was it and Why is it Important Today! - CCCB

Interpreting the Bible in Church - a rich resource

Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops 0f Saskatchewan on the Legalization of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Canadian Bishops Response to Medically Assisted Suicide.

And the CCCB Website

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C4 - Ignite Your Catholic Faith video series

Watch the complete video series where Auxiliary Bishop Don Hying of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee discusses the Catechism of the Catholic Church and his views on God's importance and relevance in our lives. Enjoy new video uploads every Friday from October 2012 through November 2013!


 

Watch the entire C4 series:

C4 - The Desire for God

People often wonder if God really matters. In this initial "C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith" video, Bishop Don Hying of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee shares his views on God's importance and relevance in our lives. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (27).

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C4 - Does God Really Exist?

Is there really a God? How do we know that God exists? In this "C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith," Bishop Don Hying speaks to all of us who wonder if God is real. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (31).

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C4 - God Reveals His Plan

In this "C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith," Bishop Don Hying speaks to all of us who wonder why our plans don't always seem to match God's plans. If you're asking yourself "what is God's plan for me?" this video is for you. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (50).

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C4 - What Should We Believe?

In this episode of "C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith," when it comes to religion and beliefs, the world is full of choices. Should I be Catholic? Is Christianity the right path? Bishop Don Hying presents an overview on why many people have found a universal, spiritual home within the Catholic Church for more than 2,000 years. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (74).

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C4 - Is the Bible True?

Is the Bible historically and scientifically accurate? Are the stories true? In this "C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith" web video, Bishop Don Hying shares an overview of the Bible's truth and relevance. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (101).

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C4 - What is Faith?

Friends often encourage one another to "have faith" when times are tough. What exactly is faith? Bishop Don Hying helps us define this seemingly 'ordinary' word that packs extraordinary power. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (142).

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C4 - Why Do I Need Church?

Some people enjoy attending church every week. Others, not so much. In this message, Bishop Hying illustrates the relationship between faith and belonging to a parish community. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (166).

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C4 - Does Life Really Matter?

The world is so big, it's understandable that some people feel invisible or even irrelevant. In this message, Bishop Don shows us that even in a world with billions of people, each one of us important. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (198, 335).

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C4 - Why Does Evil Exist?

Crime, natural disasters, disease, war and poverty. With so many negatives, sometimes it’s hard to see the positives. Click for Bishop Don’s message on how God works for good, even in the midst of evil. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (385).

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C4 - Who Can Save Us When We're Lost?

Life is full of ups and downs, happiness and heartbreak. As we face life’s challenges, sometimes we wonder if we’re fighting alone. Click and hear Bishop Don’s message about our Savior and how he shares our struggles and helps us fight our battles. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (422).

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C4 - God in Human-Form?

The idea of God joining us here on Earth through a virgin birth is pretty amazing. In this message, Bishop Don shows us that God became a person through Jesus Christ to connect with us, to love us and to save us. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (456).

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C4 - Are My Everyday Choices Important?

Year after year, month after month, day after day. For many of us, life seems pretty routine—almost as if God’s not around at all. In this message, Bishop Don helps us see God in our everyday lives. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (495, 531).

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C4 - Is Jesus a Savior for Everyone?

The world is full of various religious beliefs and ethnic backgrounds. Is Jesus truly a savior for all of us? In this episode, Bishop Don Hying explores what it means to be a Universal Church. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (774).

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C4 - What is a Creed?

Sunday after Sunday, Catholics around the world rise and recite a series of paragraphs in a shared profession of faith. But why? Bishop Don Hying has more info right here. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (185).

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C4 - Why So Many Churches?

As we walk or drive around our neighborhoods, we see lots of churches, affiliated with many different religions. Why is that? Bishop Don Hying shares a little insight on the differences. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (817).

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C4 - What is the Holy Trinity?

Some of us have heard the phrase “God in three persons, Blessed Trinity.” What does that mean? Bishop Don Hying has more on this divine trio. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (232).

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C4 - What's the Story on Creation?

The great Creation debate continues between believers and non-believers, scholars and theologians. Bishop Don Hying shares a snippet about what Catholics believe about the world's beginnings. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (282).

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C4 - What is God's Design for Marriage?

Who defines marriage? What makes marriage so important—isn't it just a piece of paper? People of all faiths—from all around the world—are asking these questions. Bishop Don Hying shares some Catholic insight on this blessed sacrament. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (369, 1602).

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C4 - How Do We Keep the Faith?

Life is full of choices, but how do we make the right ones? Bishop Don Hying shares some insight on how we can try to triumph over negative ideas and temptations. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (538).

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C4 - Can People Really Change?

You can’t teach and old dog new tricks. A leopard can’t change its spots. These clichés are widely-accepted, but do they apply to us? Bishop Don Hying shows us that through Christ, even challenged people can become “good” people. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (541).

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C4 - What Kind of Response Does Jesus Require of Me?

What Kind of Response Does Jesus Require of Me? In this “C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith” video, Bishop Don Hying speaks to all of us who are wondering what Jesus requires of us. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (546).

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C4 - Are there signs today that Jesus is still working?

The Bible seems to be full of great miracles and spectacular events, but we don’t see those things today. Or do we? Bishop Don Hying shows us that Jesus’ wonder surrounds us every day. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (547).

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C4 - What Do Catholics Say About Jesus & the Jews?

Catholicism and Judaism. Two faiths that are very different, yet very much alike. In this video, Bishop Don Hying explores this unique and deeply rooted relationship. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (574, 597).

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C4 - Why Did Jesus Suffer?

He was a good person who spoke of God, love and charity. He performed healing miracles for complete strangers. Still, Jesus was mocked in public and executed for all to see. Click for Bishop Don's message on why our Savior suffered humiliation and an unimaginable death. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (599).

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C4 - How Do We Know Jesus Rose?

It's the center of our Christian faith; the belief that Jesus was crucified on a Friday, then rose on a Sunday. How do we know it's true? Click now as Bishop Don Hying reveals more about this really Good News. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (638, 988).

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C4 - Jesus is Everywhere. Why Church?

For some it’s a healthy habit. For others a mandatory routine. Then, others just do it occasionally… going to church on Sundays. Do we have to attend church to follow Jesus? Bishop Don has more in this C4! Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (731).

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C4 - What's the Church All About?

Does having an actual Church serve a real purpose? Why is there a need for people to worship together in a dedicated place? Bishop Don Hying has an insightful perspective on the Church as a community. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (781).

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C4 - What are the Marks of the Church?

At Mass, we profess belief in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. What does that mean? In this episode, Bishop Don Hying breaks down the "Marks of the Church" etched in the Nicene Creed. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (811).

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C4 - Who Gave the Bishops Authority?

They have grand titles, elaborate ceremonies, big hats and big responsibilities. But why? Let's get the answer from one of them! Bishop Don Hying shares more on why the Church has a distinct leadership structure and foundation. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (874).

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C4 - Why Observe the Sacraments?

The Catholic Church has many different traditions and rituals. Why? Bishop Don Hying shares more on the sacraments and why they're so important. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1076).

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C4 - Why is Baptism Important?

Baptism. Is it really necessary to be a Christian? Isn't it really just another ceremony? In this video, Bishop Don Hying shares the importance of being baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1213).

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C4 - Why is Confirmation Important?

When people are baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, they become Christians, right? So, why do Catholics have confirmations? Bishop Don Hying shares some great information on this special sacrament. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1285).

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C4 - What Happens at Mass?

Mass celebrations or church services, seem very involved and sometimes they're really long. Why is that? Bishop Don Hying runs down the elements of Mass for us and helps us see the beauty of celebrating with others. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1346).

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C4 - What Happens to the Bread & Wine?

People line up at Mass for a small cracker or a piece of bread and a sip of wine. Why? When you get down to it, isn't it just bread and wine? Bishop Don Hying shares the mystery of the Eucharist with us, and what makes it a truly Holy Communion. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1373).

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C4 - Why Tell Sins to a Priest?

If people can talk straight to God, why should they tell their sins to priests? Bishop Don Hying confesses that the Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of his favorites, because it's good for the soul. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1422).

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C4 - Does Jesus Still Heal People?

His miracles of healing the sick are a big part of His ministry. Are those amazing medical miracles things of the past, or is Jesus still working wonders today? Bishop Don Hying talks to us about the healing power of Christ. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1499).

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C4 - What are Holy Orders?

Deacons, priests, bishops, archbishops, cardinals and the pope. How did these men get their start? How do you know when you're on the opposite end of that Divine call? Bishop Don shares his personal story and orders up some great info on the leaders who serve us. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1536). #ThinkPriest

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C4 - What is Evangelization?

Who's responsible for sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ? Is it our priests at churches or the nuns at schools? Maybe people should find out on their own? Here, Bishop Don Hying shares an overview of what it means to share the faith. Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (905, 2044, 2225 & 2472).

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C4 - Does Faith Belong in Public Life?

Some people say religion and politics don't mix. Should there always be a separation of Church and State? Bishop Don explores this idea and shares why Catholics and people of faith get involved in public life. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1878, 2104).

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C4 - Isn't Church Too Restrictive?

Some people say it seems as if church people are always in our business. If I'm not bothering anyone, who cares? Bishop Don Hying shares more on the role faith plays as we exercise our freedom of choice and responsibility every day. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1730).

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C4 - Who Determines Right from Wrong?

Every day, we face many different choices. Should I go this way or that way? Do I listen to my parents or my friends? Is it okay to allow someone else to take the blame for my mistake? Bishop Don helps us take a look at the benefits of doing the "right" thing. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1749).

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C4 - What is Sin?

Most Christians believe that every person is a sinner – every one of us. Sure, people do bad things, sometimes. How do we know if those "bad things" are actually sins? Let's hear more from Bishop Don about sin and how it affects us, every day. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1846).

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C4 - How Do I Get to Heaven?

If heaven is a real place, how do we get there? What does it take? Do we have to be "good" people -- completely free from sin? Bishop Don Hying listens to these questions and shares some heartfelt answers. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1949).

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C4 - Am I Right with God?

Sometimes we fall short, but overall, we try to say and do the "right" things. However, many of us wonder if that's enough. Bishop Don gives us a word or two about "good" things we can all do every day. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2083).

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C4 - What Makes a Happy Family?

The Catholic Church teaches that family is important. What if my family isn't ideal or perfect? Bishop Don shares some great overviews on how virtually anyone can enjoy a happy home life. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2197).

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C4 - What's the Church's Stance on Intimacy?

With so many mixed messages about relationships and intimacy on television, at the movies and online, how do we know what's right? Click now for more on what the Church says about these deeply personal connections. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2331).

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C4 - What Does Pro-Life Really Mean?

Does the "pro-life" stance begin and end with unborn babies? What about human rights and our fellow man? Is there more to being "pro-life?" Bishop Don Hying shares more on the Catholic belief that all life is valuable. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2258).

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C4 - Is It Wrong to Be Rich?

Is it okay for Christians to have great wealth? Are we responsible for others who are less fortunate? Should we strive for success and financial gain? Bishop Don Hying sheds light on these challenging, yet popular questions. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2401).

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C4 - Should We Always Tell the Truth?

They say "the truth hurts." Some of us even quote John 8:32, declaring that "...the truth will set you free." Should we always be truthful, always? Bishop Don Hying shows us how sharing the truth can be a phenomenal way of sharing love. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2464).

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C4 - Does Being Good Matter?

Many adults adore children who exhibit "good behavior." Some kids even receive rewards, just for being good. Does being a good person still matter for grown-ups? With all of the stress of home and work, why bother? Bishop Don Hying has some "good" reasons in this video. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1803).

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C4 - What is Prayer?

For many, prayer plays a huge role in their lives. But what exactly IS prayer? And why is it so important? Bishop Don offers us some great insight into the power of prayer, and the many different ways we can benefit from it. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2559)

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C4 - How Am I Supposed to Pray?

With all the different ways to pray -- petition, thanksgiving, devotions, the rosary, the Mass -- how do I know I'm even doing it right? In this latest C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith, Bishop Don Hying shares his thoughts on the many forms of prayer available to us, and how we can learn to incorporate them in our daily lives. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2623 and 2648)

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C4 - What Does Jesus Teach Us About Prayer?

Jesus taught us that the Lord’s prayer is the greatest of the Christian prayers – that it is the perfect expression of faith and trust in God. In this latest “C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith,” Bishop Don Hying discusses the Our Father, and how this prayer can be applied to our lives today.

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C4 - Why Do We Have a Pope?

This year, Pope Benedict XVI retired, and Pope Francis stepped in as our next shepherd. However, what really IS the role of the pope? And, why should it even matter to us? In this latest C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith, Bishop Don Hying discusses why we have a pope. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (880)

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C4 - What’s Up with Catholics and Saints?

As Catholics, we’re often asked about the role that saints have in our lives. Is praying to them the same as worshiping them? What does it mean for them to “intervene” for us? In this latest C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith, Bishop Don Hying explains the many ins and outs of being a saint … and how we, too, can strive to be just like them! Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (946)

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