“Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil…” (1 Kings 3:9).
So here we are, the final lesson of the 2020-2021 Formation year, and what a year it has been! Our parish’s families have taken a journey of faith together, and learned all about the many gifts and graces God has bestowed on His Church as it journeys through the ages to its true destiny –Continue reading “Lesson 15: The Story Continues!”
“Hark!” the herald angel sings, but what does that even mean? What even are angels? Are there different types of them? In this lesson, you will learn all about these special beings and how they interact with us in God’s great plan. Introduction Go Deeper! Note: Parents of young children, especially those with children still learningContinue reading “Lesson 14: All About Angels”
Our Church is now approaching the high point of the entire year! Throughout Destined, we have learned about many of the feasts and seasons Catholics celebrate at Mass. The Sacred Triduum is the shortest season on the Church calendar. It begins with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday and ends on HolyContinue reading “Lesson 13: The Sacred Triduum”
Whenever you visit a Catholic Church, one thing you will almost always notice is a depiction of the Stations of the Cross. The 14 stations it is comprised of tell the story of Jesus’ passion and death. Across the United States and the rest of the world, millions of Catholics pray the Stations of theContinue reading “Lesson 12: The Stations of the Cross”
Destined Lesson 11: “The Invisible Things of God Are Revealed in the Visible Things He Has Created.”
This lesson’s title comes from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans. It teaches us that we can learn about God just by observing the world around us. For example, when we see a beautiful sunset, we learn God is beautiful. When we see powerful waves washing ashore we learn about how mighty God is. WhenContinue reading “Destined Lesson 11: “The Invisible Things of God Are Revealed in the Visible Things He Has Created.””
Ash Wednesday and Lent are officially upon us! Doesn’t it seem like Christmas was just last week? By now, you may have noticed many Destined Lessons are themed around a particular holiday or event in the Church’s life. We have learned about several important Marian feasts (Our lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of Guadalupe),Continue reading “Lesson 10: “Repent and Believe in the Gospel””
What makes February 2nd an important date? Many of us would answer it is Groundhog Day, but there is more to it than that. In fact, Groundhog Day grew out of a much older Christian celebration known as “Candlemas” which falls on The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord – February 2nd! In thisContinue reading “Lesson 9: The Light of the World”
The Catholic Church just celebrated a major milestone, the elevation of the first African American Cardinal in history, His Eminence Wilton Cardinal Gregory, the Cardinal Archbishop of Washington D.C. Did you know the Catholic Church was heavily involved in the Civil Rights Movement and that there are currently several African Americans in the process ofContinue reading “Lesson 8: “One Body in Christ” – The Catholic Church and the Civil Rights Movement”
What is the Bible? Who wrote it and why do we read it? Where is it leading us? In this lesson, we will explore these questions and more. Do you have your bible with you? If not, go and grab it. Now that you’re all set with your bible, let’s explore how to read andContinue reading “Lesson 7: The Bible – Your Roadmap to Heaven”
When Jesus was on the cross, Mary and the apostle John were there with him. From the cross, Jesus looked at them and said to John, “Behold your Mother.” (John 19:26-27) With these words, Mary became the mother of us all, and like any good mom, she loves her children very much. Every now andContinue reading “Lesson 6: Mary Visits Her Children”
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