Journey of Faith
Does it really matter?
Do Catholics have to go to Mass every Sunday? Can non-Catholics go to heaven? Why can’t homosexuals get married? Is confession to a priest necessary? Why can’t anyone read the Gospel or give the homily at Mass? Is everything in the Bible really true? Why is sex before marriage wrong? Why doesn’t the Church modernize? Who said Catholicism is the one true faith?
Research shows that of the people who say that are Catholic, 23% of them actually go to Mass on Sunday. This means that most Catholics have wandered off the path on this journey of faith, either intentionally or not, and they have not been called back. Imagine what the Church would be like if the 77% came back.
Let us honestly examine our own faith. Do we truly recognize the gift of faith we have been given? Do we understand our responsibility to know the faith and to share it with others?
“If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink’, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water” (John 4: 10).
All of us in the pews need to understand—with conviction, enthusiasm, and desire—why we are there. Then, and only then, can we truly love God above all else, love our neighbor as self, and go, make disciples.
Come, learn more about your faith. Ask questions. Get answers.
For those who are not Catholic and would like to learn more about the Catholic faith, please join us! And if you are Catholic, but have been away welcome home.