The New Sunday Experience incorporates Christian Enrichment Programs,
Inter-Generational Formation and Social Events immediately before or after Mass.
By providing these opportunities on Sundays, we maximize our usage of time, grow in our Faith, and take the time to build our community. Our experiences rotate between all three parishes, are based on a variety of Catholic topics, and are a great introduction to our Faith for those who are not Catholic. There is something for everyone!
The Sunday Experience is a dedication of
the Lord’s Day
for the purposes of what it means to be Church.
Living Our Faith
Most of us desire to know how our faith translates to our daily life. This desire is only fulfilled through a life-long commitment of discipleship. Our Faith is, in fact, meant to be practiced. The Holy Spirit guides us, and we respond by continually making choices in our daily lives.
Being led by the Spirit does require practice and cultivation. The Holy Spirit is always with us; teaching, guiding, protecting, responding and leading us to see Jesus more clearly in our lives. The beautiful Traditions of our faith offer a multitude of opportunities for spiritual growth. One of the ways we do this is through the practice of Mystagogical reflection.
What is Mystagogy?
One of the primary duties of a believer is, through prayer, study, and experience, to enter into the mystery of Jesus’s death and resurrection, and make it the center of our life choices. It helps us to grow in faith, i.e., to develop an understanding of what God has revealed, and how he calls us to live as a disciple.. This process is called Mystagogy.
Mystagogy is the intended form of all catechesis in the church.
It aims to initiate people into the mystery of Christ’s life, death and resurrection.
Adult Formation is called mystagogical because it assumes that those catechized will be led into the heart of sacred mysteries. The process not only brings the seeker into intimate communion with God but also transforms his or her life from the inside out—a complete and total metanoia, or conversion.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that the Liturgy
is the privileged place for catechizing the people of God:
(CCC 1074) "Catechesis is intrinsically linked with the whole of liturgical and sacramental activity, for it is in the sacraments, especially in the Eucharist,
that Christ Jesus works in fullness for the transformation of men."