Tuesday, 16 July 2013
EVANGELIUM - - A course designed for those exploring the Catholic Faith -- offered again in Toronto this September.
It is a new day. Anglican Ordinariate parishes and missions in the UK, Canada and the USA have adopted a fresh approach to catechesis and reception as part of the New Evangelization.
Evangelium is a programme developed since 2007 as a way of exploring four areas of Catholic faith: creeds, sacraments, morals and prayer. Aimed particularly at young adults the course is flexible, uses audio-visual as well as print material and is designed for those who are already baptized Christians exploring the Catholic faith with a view to reception into full communion.
In line with the updating of the norms of Anglicanorum Coetibus by Pope Francis, baptized people (Catholic or Protestant) who have not received the Catholic sacraments of Confirmation (anointing or sealing in the Holy Spirit) and First Communion may be received into full communion in the Anglican Ordinariates as full members of the Catholic Church in communion with Rome.
Baptized people are not required to take the full RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) in the Catholic Church because RCIA is designed for catechumens i.e. those who have not been catechized or baptized.
Evangelium is designed to be used flexibly and will be offered over about eight weeks at St Thomas More (STM), Toronto Anglican Use, meeting in Sacré-Coeur Church (Sherbourne at Carlton). This is the second time that the course will be offered by STM beginning this August. The group will meet beginning September 8 from 12:30 - 1:30 pm Sundays just before the Sunday Sung Mass at Sacré-Coeur.
Those interested should have a look at the link below and contact us by using the e-mail address at the bottom of this blog or visit the STM website or Facebook page:
STM Toronto Ordinariate