Miss Jennifer

Roman Catholic Faith Formation Course

Catholic Information Service – Knights of Columbus

Faith Formation Graded Catholic Correspondence Course

10 rigorous lessons

Goal: to know and understand Catholic teaching

Lesson I

My Notes:

Why do we believe the Apostles’ Creed?  – because the authority of God is behind it.

What does the Apostles’ Creed do? – Sums up our attitude toward God, humanity and our religion.

What is our highest duty? – to know and love God.

Where do you find your destiny?  – In God

Where can I find facts about Jesus? – in the New Testament

What is time? – a condition of our material world and as so, an imperfection.

To be a creature means what? – total dependence on God.

What is creation? – the activity of infinite power overcoming the mere possibility of creatures distinct from the creator and making them real and giving them actual existence.

The author of Genesis wanted to give us an important religious truth, the foundation of our religion, which is? – the dependence of the universe and mankind on God.

Why study God? – to serve him more inteligently and with greater fidelity.

What is God: – infinite in all demensions, unique and beyond our full understanding.

If a person is just, what is God? – Justice

A person is truthful but God is truth.

God is not beyond us in which ways? – for we can know him, love him, admire him, honor him and serve him.

What is the Spirit? – an immaterial thing that works through one’s mind and will.

Give a distinguishing mark about the human spirit? –  it cannot be killed.

Who made Angels? – God

What are they? – Pure Spirits

Angels are mentioned for the first time in the Bible, in which book? – Genesis 3:24

Father and Creator:

God,  in His revelation of Himself,  tells us that He is the Personal Creator of the universe and further, that He loves His creation – especially mankind, with a love like – but vastly superior to – a father’s love for his children.

The Fall and the Promise:

God’s love for mankind is seen first in His grant of free will to human beings and second, in His merciful promise of redemption when, through abuse of free will, humans (in the person of Adam & Eve) reduced themselves, and thus us, to sinful helplessness.

The Word Was Made Flesh:

The promise of redemption was fulfilled when God Himself  in His Sacred Person became man so that He might make common cause with us and through voluntary self denial and integrity of life, restore mankind “from within.”

Redemption & Salvation:

By his successful passing from life through death to glory, Christ reopened (for all people)  the road to God’s love. This is called redemption. – but each person must accept the open road and freely follow it. When you do, you find personal salvation.

Triumph And Glory:

Christ’s resurrection from the dead is the great miracle which proves his divine mission. It is also the model or sign of the resurrection of His faithful followers. As Christ conquered death and rose to glory, so also those who are united with Him.

The Holy Spirit:

The Blessed Trinity

 – or the Mystery of the Inner Life of God –

that is , One God in three divine persons.

– a truth God Himself revealed to us

– it is the deepest of God’s mysteries and we cannot expect to understand it completely.

An easier example is to see the Blessed Trinity as a “family:”

– the Father

– the Son

– the Spirit of Love between them

* Remember, there is only One God, not three.

Sent by the Father and the Son, the Holy Spirit is said to be given to the Church.

– movement is the Church toward the Holy Spirit

– in giving His Spirit, God draws the Church into His own life sphere to share in His authority, His infallible truthfulness, His unlimited existence in time and eternity. We thus have a Church that can speak with authority, truthfulness, a Church whose membership reaches beyond the grave.

Harder Trinity Example:

God the Father as the One who knows Himself, His concept of Himself, which might be called His Idea or His internal word then correspond to God the Son (whom Saint John calls “The Word” in John 1:1)

The mutual love of the Father for the Word, and the Word for the Father would then suggest the Holy Spirit. All of this sin and sinning seriously affects our lives. Through the Sacrements we can be touched by Christs’ redemption so that sins are forgiven and God’s love continues to grow in us.

Life Everlasting:

Through Christ’s redemption we are made sharers in God’s own life, this life will endure beyond the grave. We shall rise – body and soul, even as Christ, Those who accept Christ will rise to glory in Heaven. Those who do not accept Christ (actually) choose Hell for themselves.

End of Lesson Reminders:

1. Pray in my own words to God for His light

2. Perform good works, corporal works of mercy 🙂

 

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