Current Program Offerings:
OVERVIEW OF SCRIPTURE
Saturday September 9, 2017; 9 am– 12 pm
Sacred Scripture is the speech of God as it is put down in writing under the breath of the Holy Spirit. An overview of the Catholic Understanding of Sacred Scripture as God’s self-revelation and as the foundation for Catholic faith, Creed, worship and moral life. This will count as basic certification in Scripture for those seeking catechist certification. RSVP to Kathy Kelly Huey – email@example.com
HOW SCRIPTURE DEVELOPED
Saturday September 9, 2017; 9 am – 11:30 am.
The Bible grew out of revelations about God in the lives of the Jewish people and the Early Christians. These revelations came through historical events, like Jesus ‘Crucifixion and through generalized, shared experience, like conflicts with other nations and people during the period of the Judges, prophets, and kings in the Old Testament. Join us for an overview of how the most amazing books were compiled and why they have endured. Catechist certification hours are awarded for this session. RSVP to Kathy Kelly-Huey, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parables of the Kingdom II – Little Rock Scripture Study
Tuesday morning 9:30 am– 11:30 am.and
Tuesday evening 7 pm – 9 pm,
September 5 – October 9
Some of the most memorable teachings of Jesus were delivered as parables and are found in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke (the Synoptic Gospels). This study focuses on the parables unique to Matthew, and those developed by Luke. Many of these parables have the power to change or alter one’s image of God and how God relates to people, others deal with how God expects us to relate to each other. The study explores different ways the parables can be interpreted while allowing participants to use their own judgment. The parables offer a glimpse into the kingdom of God and invite us to think in new and fresh ways.. RSVP to Kathy Kelly Huey, KKhuey@smmcatholic.org or 770.253.5668
Reading more about our faith is a great way to increase your faith. Here are resources to purchase books, DVD’s and other material to enhance your knowledge of the faith and inform your spirituality.
Year round, Life long, Adult Faith Formation Sessions
Lifelong faith formation strives to develop and enliven disciples of Jesus Christ and to continue our individual lifelong conversion.
14 “This is crucial: we must be converted—and we must continue to be converted! We must let the Holy Spirit change our lives! We must respond to Jesus Christ. And we must be open to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit who will continue to convert us as we follow Christ. If our faith is alive, it will be aroused again and again as we mature as disciples. 15. We can only share what we have received; we can hold on to our faith only if it continues to grow. “But if salt loses its taste,” Jesus asked, “with what can it be seasoned?” Go and Make Disciples, USCCB.
St. Mary Magdalene strives to offer a variety of formation opportunities for example, understanding and communicating the faith, skills needed for personal growth, the experience of family life, relationships, public service, and concern for the common good.
VIRTUAL ADULT FAITH FORMATION
Virtual faith formation is a great way to evangelize others and learn more about our vibrant Catholic Faith.
Enjoy your journey through these websites for vibrant and current information about our faith.
Official Vatican homepage. http://w2.vatican.va/content/vatican/en.html
Presents news services, information on the history of the Catholic Church and departments of the Roman Curia, as well as Church Teachings.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops www.usccb.org.
Official U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops website. Presents information on Evangelization and Catechesis and Catholic education geared to a variety of age groups, including elementary, secondary and college students, youth and young adults, adult members of the Church and those who are seek to become Catholics.
Archdiocese of Atlanta – www.archatl.com.
Official website of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Current and topical information affecting the Church of Atlanta.
Resource Page from Office of Faith Formation – Archdiocese of Atlanta http://www.archatl.com/offices/ofd2012/resources/index.html
A plethora of webinars videos on topics ranging from the Documents of Vatican II, the Liturgy to Prayer and Sacraments to parenting and moms support groups.
Catholic News Service http://www.catholicnews.com/
The mission of Catholic News Service is the mission of the Church itself — to spread the Gospel through contemporary means of communication.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) www.crs.org
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States.
Busted Halo http://bustedhalo.com/
A real time blog spot with current events and topics relating the world at large in light of our Catholic Traditions