Faith Renewal – The ABC’s of Being Catholic – Introduction

Faith Renewal – The ABC’s of Being Catholic – Introduction

By: Bernadette Parrott

Welcome to the next series of Faith Renewal.

You may be aware that I am involved with the RCIA process here with the Catholic Parishes of Penticton. What you may not be aware of is that I have been directly involved for over 30 years!

My life has been greatly blessed and enriched by the journey I have been walking. My heart, through the Grace of God, has to be opened to the richness of the Catholic faith as I have taken step upon step along side with my family, my friends, my colleagues and those countless persons who have also taken a personal journey and are now Catholics. Every year I fall deeper in love with my God, not by my own merits, but because God introduces me to so many incredibly faithful people and their stories become intertwined with mine and the journey continues, day after beautiful day.

I hope to share with you a little bit of why, as Catholics, we do what we do, say what we say and live the life we are called to live in relationship with our God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

It is my hope and prayer, that this series of Faith Renewal will answer our questions, challenge our lives and encourage us to have a deeper, more personal understanding of the journey we are on together.

We are going to spend the next week on the letter “A”. There’s so much more than just seven days to share with you. I hope these reflections will become part of your journey.

Index of Posts

Letter “A” – Advent, Apostolic See (Holy See), Angels, Assumption of Mary, All Saints Day and All Souls Day, Altar, Adoration

Letter “B” – Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Beatification (and Canonization), Bible, Basilica, Beatitudes, Baptism

Letter “C” – Christ the King, Confeitor, Communion, Consecration, Chalice and Ciborium, Communion of Saints, Confirmation

Letter “D” – Divine Law, Dogma and Doctrine, Devil and Damnation

Letter “E” – Easter Vigil, Ecumenical Council, Elizabeth and Zechariah, Evangelization

Letter “F” – Feast Days, Five Wounds of Christ, Fall of Adam and Eve, Fruits of the Holy Spirit

Letter “G” – Genuflection, God, Gospel, Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Letter “H” – Heresy, Heaven, Hell

Letter “I” – I.H.S., Immaculate Conception, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Incarnation, Indulgence

Letter “J” – Jesus Prayer

Letter “K” – Kyrie Eleison

Holy Week – As we enter into the most holy time of our liturgical year, I decided to do a special post dedicated to Holy Week: Palm Sunday, the Chrism Mass, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and the Easter Vigil, and then Easter Sunday.

Letter “L” – Laetare Sunday, Laity, Last Supper, Litany

Letter “M” – Monstrance, Miracle, Miter

Letter “N” – Neophyte

Letter “O” – Ordinary Time, Ordo

Letter “P” – “The P’s of the ABC’s”, Precepts of the Church

Letter “Q” – Quam Singulari

Letter “R” – Real Presence, Relic

Letter “S” – Sacrament and Sacramentals, Sanctuary, Stations of the Cross

Letter “T” – Ten Commandments

Letter “U” – Unpardonable Sin

Letter “V” – Vatican (Vatican City)

Letter “W” – Washing of the Feet

Letter “X” – XC or XCS

Letter “Y” – Yoke

Letter “Z” – Zeal