Director of Adult Faith Formation
e-mail : Angela.Rebbert@archbalt.org
Come and See is a seminar consisting of six sessions which meets once a week. These sessions provide adult Catholics and non-Catholics with an opportunity to refresh their understanding of or to learn about Catholic beliefs and practices. In many cases, individuals, who have been formed in the Catholic Church or a different denomination, have ended their religious education as adolescents. Sometimes various life experiences reawaken a desire to learn more about the Catholic faith. Come and See is an excellent way for adults to meet this desire. The topics include the following:
WEEK 1: What do Catholics Believe? * Grace
A brief overview of the articles of faith held by the Catholic Church as well as an understanding of what is meant by grace will be explored.
WEEK 2: Scripture * Presentation of the Bible
A copy of the New American Bible will be presented to all attendees. An explanation of the how to use the Bible as well the way the Catholic Church interprets and understands Scripture will be discussed.
WEEK 3: Tradition in the Catholic Church * Authority and Church Hierarchy * Papacy * Vatican II Council
What does the Catholic Church mean by Tradition? Who are our church leaders and what do we mean by papal infallibility? Classifications of the ranks of clergy and a description of the Archdiocese of Baltimore will be explained. Also discussed will be the effect of the Vatican II council and the changes the council documents imparted.
WEEK 4: The Catholic Mass * Overview of the Seven Sacraments
An overview of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church will be discussed.
WEEK 5: People, Places and Practices of the Catholic Church * Tour of the Worship Center * Liturgical Year
The group will tour the inside of the Worship Center in order to become familiar with the objects and rooms contained within this space. An explanation of the Order of the Catholic Mass will be given. Participants will also receive a Sunday Missal.
WEEK 6: Conversion * the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
We will discuss the meaning of conversion and an explanation of the RCIA process will be given.
Sessions are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Rm. 202 of the Education Center unless otherwise noted and are scheduled on the following dates:
August 25 Catholic Beliefs/Grace
September 1 Scripture
September 8 Tradition
September 15 Mass and Sacraments
September 22 Tour of the Church
September 29 Conversion/RCIA
January 19 Catholic Beliefs/Grace
January 26 Scripture
February 2 Tradition
February 9 Mass and Sacraments
February 16 Tour of the Church
February 23 Conversion/RCIA
May 10 Catholic Beliefs/Grace
May 17 Scripture
May 24 Tradition
May 31 Mass and Sacraments
June 7 Tour of the Church
June 14 Conversion/RCIA
There is no charge for these classes. If you would like to register for these sessions or if you are thinking about becoming Catholic, please contact: