New Materials for 2017-2018

Our Bible

It is important that children have the opportunity to carry the Bible, to hear directly from Scripture, and to feel the lovely weight of the Holy Bible. In Class #1 we talk about the meaning of “Holy,” which means “set apart.” The children can place books they love on the floor, because they are not “Holy.” However, we never put the Bible on the floor because it is “set apart” from other books. We also talk about how the Bible is more like a library than a book.

Our new Bible is The Didache Bible. I look forward to exploring this lovely Bible more as we move through the year.

From: “HOW TO READ THE BIBLE” Page xiv The Didache Bible

1. “Why we should read the Bible”

“The Bible is a unique book, unlike any other.Through its pages God “meets his children with great love and speaks with them” (DV 21), and expresses in human language the ultimate truths of his being.”

“Sacred Scripture teaches us that man was created “in the image of God” (Gn 1:27) with the capacity to know and love his creator, and it offers us the way to achieve happiness on earth and in Heaven.”

“‘In Sacred Scripture, the Church constantly finds her nourishment and strength, for she welcomes it not as human word, but as what it really is, the word of God'” (1 Thes 2:13;cf. DV 24:ccc104). The Bible is a priceless treasure in which we always find light and a guide for our earthly pilgrimage.”

 

Our Catholicism “Handbook”

COMPENDIUM Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church

A MESSAGE FROM POPE BENEDICT IN 2005 “MOTU PROPIO” Pages xi-xii

“…I am filled with heartfelt thanks to the Lord God for having given the Church this Catechism, promulgated in 1992 by my venerated and beloved Predecessor, Pope John Paul II.”

“The Compendium, which I now present to the Universal Church is a faithful and sure synthesis of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It contains, in concise form, all the essential and fundamental elements of the Church’s faith, thus constituting, as my Predecessor had wished, a kind of vademecum (handbook) which allows believers and non-believers alike to behold the entire panorama of the Catholic faith.”

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