Faith Formation, Part 2 (10 weeks)

A course of ongoing formation for anyone in your parish or chaplaincy who wants to explore the heart of Christianity. It will bring people together and help them deepen their faith through the films and the discussion.

This course can be run independently, or as a follow on course for those who have already take part in the ten weeks of Faith Formation Part 1.

This ten week course is for anyone in your parish or chaplaincy who wants to explore the heart of Christianity. It will bring people together and help them deepen their faith through the films and the discussion. It will help those who already know their faith well, and the films are simple enough to help those who have had little catechesis or Christian formation before.

This course can be run independently, or as a follow on course for those who have already take part in the ten weeks of Faith Formation Part 1.

You can make this an 8 week course with an extra retreat day, and run two sessions during that retreat day. You can decide which two session to focus on for the retreat, e.g. “How to pray” and “Mary and the Hope of Heaven”; or if you have a priest for confession then perhaps run “How to Pray” and “Forgiveness…” or focus on vocation and living one’s faith in the world by using “The Christian Vocations” and “The Social Teaching of the Church”.

 

(1) THE LIGHT OF CHRIST [“Film 11” in Series: click here to view]

The Christian Creed. The Light of Christ. The Holy Trinity.

 

(2) CREATION, FALL, SALVATION [“Film 12” in Series: click here to view]

The goodness of creation. Suffering and sin. The gift of salvation.

 

(3) THE COMMUNITY OF THE CHURCH [“Film 13” in Series: click here to view]

Why do we need the Church? The special place of the Catholic Church. Being Catholic today.

 

(4) THE SACRAMENTS OF BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION [“Film 14” in Series: click here to view]

The power of the sacraments and the liturgy. How baptism can change your life. Confirmation and the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

(5) THE HOLY EUCHARIST [“Film 15” in Series: click here to view]

The meaning of the Mass. The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

 

(6) FORGIVENESS, HEALING AND MISSION [“Film 16” in Series: click here to view]

Forgiveness and the Sacrament of Confession. Healing and the Sacrament of the Sick. Christian mission and the call to share our faith.

 

(7) THE CHRISTIAN VOCATIONS [“Film 17” in Series: click here to view]

The meaning of vocation. Marriage and family life. Ordination and consecrated life.

 

(8) THE SOCIAL TEACHING OF THE CHURCH [“Film 18” in Series: click here to view]

The dignity of the human person and the right to life. Christian teaching about family and society. Speaking the truth and following conscience.

 

(9) HOW TO PRAY [“Film 19” in Series: click here to view]

The amazing adventure of prayer. Four basic ways of praying. Prayers and devotions to help you through the day.

 

(10) MARY AND THE HOPE OF HEAVEN [“Film 20” in Series: click here to view]

Death, judgment, and our longing for eternal life. Holiness, the saints, and our hope for heaven. What Catholics believe about the Blessed Virgin Mary.

 

Please note that the accompanying “Film Number” (e.g. “Film 13”) and Session Number (e.g. “Session 13”) refer to the complete list of Sycamore films and not to the order of each module in this course.

You can find the complete list of Sycamore films here and the complete list of Session Guides here. The “Film Number” and “Session Number” is a fixed code number so you know which film is being referred to, even if it appears in different places in different courses.

If you are using Sycamore as a central part of your sacramental preparation and catechesis, see the page here about Sycamore and sacramental preparation.

If you are using the YouCat readings as part of your course, see the page here about using the YouCat.