It is so important for parents to ensure that their children receive a good education. An education that is academically strong and for us Catholics, one that is faith-based and loyal to the deposit of faith by Jesus Christ. Parents should not forget that the faith is learned primarily at the home by the day to day living out of love and learning and growing in faith. In this, though, it is often forgotten that all adults should continue to learn their faith through study of Church teaching and Sacred Scripture, and the prayerful application of it through meditation and contemplation.
There are more resources available to us these days than ever before. Many websites support this ongoing education by answering submitted questions, providing reading and audio materials, films, televison programmes, podcasts, blogs, radio shows and more. For some of these, click to our links page at the bottom right of this page.
It is imperative that families talk and learn about the faith together and not leave this education to the schools; otherwise we will have many adults walking around with only a very basic knowledge of their faith.
Below, you will find some information on recent programs that the parish is running, our library and cd display, and some links to resources for faith formation. Please avail yourself of these resources and grow more in your faith. We all can do that.
Come join us for bible study!
Michael Aguiar will facilitate a bible study using the Bible Timeline program. Join us on Thursdays at 7:30 pm from June 9th through to August 4th. This program is truly excellent because it shows us the big picture of salvation history and provides invaluable context! No registration is necessary. All are welcome!
Evenings with His Excellency
Interested in learning more about our Catholic Faith? Join Bishop Lobsinger for “Evenings with His Excellency” on the second Friday of each month at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Canadian Martyrs Church, (1349 Main Street West, Hamilton). Each month we will methodically go through the “Catechism of the Catholic Church”. There is no registration, no fee and no homework. Come ready to learn and ask all the questions you always wanted to ask about our Catholic Faith. The first “Evening with His Excellency” is Friday, September 10, 2021. If you are unable to attend in person, you are welcome to watch live (link) or rewatch the previous sessions. (All COVID 19 protocols will be required, including masks while in the church and proper social distancing.)
Men’s Scripture Group
Currently, a men’s group meets for about 1.5 hours each week to study the upcoming readings, explore scripture and to come to understand how we might live out our faith.
Contact: Rod Rafauli – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in forming a women’s or coed group, please contact the parish office.
Hamilton Diocese Learns
The Diocese of Hamilton is pleased to have The University of Dayton: Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) as a partner in adult faith formation. The VLCFF is a living adult faith community offering online learning opportunities to address the learning needs of adults in our Diocese. Whether taking courses for professional development in ministry or for personal nourishment, the VLCFF provides a breadth of opportunity for learning including full certificate programs, five-week online courses and three-week intensive online seminars. For more information check out the Hamilton Diocese learns web page or contact the Office for Evangelization and Catechesis at (905) 528-7988 x 2339 or email@example.com.
Also check out our display of Lighthouse Catholic Media CDs in the narthex.