Family Catechism Day--the unsearchable riches of Christ
August 19, 2017
Today's Family Catechism Day searched the rich answers to the question: "Who is Jesus Christ?" (see notes below). Thanks to the participation of the National Association of Catholic Families, we were blessed with new visitors from Leeds, Hull, Birmingham and Wiltshire. Among these, Mrs Jane Villalobos gave a well received talk to the parents on the transgender agenda. [We hope to publish notes for the talk soon.]
Is the confusion over our sexual identity as men and women dependant upon confusion over our origin as made male and female in the image of God? The ferverino at today's Mass drew on Holy Scripture to illustrate that human nature is unchanging, and that Jesus Christ is our final cause. If we believe this, we will not be so easily misled about sexual identity.
The next Family Catechism Days are due to take place on Thurdays 21 Sep & 19 Oct and Saturday 25 Nov, all from 1-4pm, to study respectively CCC 479-483 on the Incarnation (Sep); CCC 508-511 on Mary’s Virginal Motherhood (Oct); and CCC 561-567 on the Mysteries of Christ’s Life (Nov). Contact us here for further details.
Incidentally, Mrs Villalobos' brother is Fr Tim Finigan who explains with clarity on his blog here that the Epistle and Gospel in Holy Mass are offered primarily to God, which point is made more briefly in our bulletin this week in regard to studying the Scriptures outside of Holy Mass so that we can better offer worship to God in Holy Mass. Latin, like the Gospel, is rooted in history but by its universality it transcends nationality. Thus Latin is a fitting language for worship.