A friend in DC writes,
I’m co-chair of a committee working on Faith Formation for Blessed Sacrament‘s Centennial. We are planning a speaker series aimed at Catholics who are not experiencing their faith to the fullest – perhaps they only go to mass occasionally, perhaps they haven’t been to reconciliation in a long time, perhaps they didn’t receive very good catechises as children and aren’t even really all that sure about the basics of the faith.We’re actually have our first event on Thursday December 2nd at 7pm. Coming up soon! We have Fr. Jim Greenfield speaking – the topic is “Why Catholic?” meaning why do we do the things we do as Catholics and why should we even want to experience our faith more deeply.We’re transforming the school auditorium into a pub atmosphere, with tables and votive candles. We’ll have beer and wine and hors d’oeuvres. We will also have childcare! We’re trying to create an open, inviting atmosphere for people to feel welcome and free to ask questions.I am so grateful for my Catholic faith, and it pains me to think of all the Catholics who are not fully embracing this wonderful gift. So this project has been my labor of love.