Welcome to Nativity’s Education Commission Page!
Profession of Faith is the time of the Mass where we say, or profess, all that we believe – our faith. It is also called The Creed. The Creed is like our notes of what our Catholic faith is all about. You can read all about our faith in a catechism book and there are libraries full of books just about our faith. But it all comes down to The Creed. All these other books explain what The Creed says and how we live out our Faith,
There is a special time during Mass when, together, we ask God for certain things. This is called the Prayer of the Faithful.
We pray for:
Our civic leaders
Those who are sick
Those who have died
Our personal needs
These petitions end with “we pray to the Lord.” and we respond. “Lord here our prayer.”
We have now finished up the Liturgy of the Word and we begin the Liturgy of the Eucharist. This part of the Mass begins with the Presentation of Gifts. People in the parish bring forward our gifts of bread and wine. These people represent all of us. We also offer our hearts, our lives, and our actions to the God who created us and loves us.
The short prayer over the offerings that the priest says is different each Sunday. They prayer ends with the priest saying, “Through Christ our Lord.” We respond “Amen” and make this prayer our own. Prayer is an important part of who we are at Mass and during the week. Prayer connects us to God. Mass is the supreme prayer of our Catholic faith and we can and should pray at any time.
The adults and high school students had the opportunity to view a presentation on the soul. If you would like to view the presentation, please click here. The second presentation in this series will be on February 27th, Wednesday, 6:30-8PM in the Holy Family Room. The topic is Proof of God’s Existence from Science.
2018-19 Fees: $35 per child age 3 through 8th grade, additional $15 for First Reconciliation/Holy Communion. $100 max per family.
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Why do we have an education commission?
Take a look at what two of our Popes have to say.
“Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists to evangelize.” (Evangelii Nuntiandi, no. 14, Pope Paul VI, December 8, 1975)
“Jesus continually sends us forth to proclaim the Gospel of the love of God the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit. Moved by the Spirit, Mary welcomed the Word of life and may our Virgin Mother obtain for us renewed zeal in bringing to everyone, the Good News of the life that is victorious over death. May she intercede for us so that we can acquire the holy audacity needed to discover new ways to bring the gift of salvation to every man and woman.” (Pope Francis from the Vatican, 4 June 2017, Solemnity of Pentecost)
There are so many ways to bring the Gospel to every man and woman in our parish and beyond. Each one of us, by virtue of our Baptism, is called to this existence in the Church.
How can you be a part? The first way is to continue to participate in your own evangelization through study, prayer, and works. The second way is to participate in the evangelization of others through study, prayer, and works. We all continue for a lifetime – until we rest with our Heavenly Father.
Check back as this page develops opportunity for you as an evangelizer for yourself and for others.
Ada Honeck Director of Religious Education