We presented on Growing our Faith to the MYO on Sunday November 11 at St. George Maronite Catholic Church, Rhode Island. We shared with them what faith is (utilizing the YouCat), and how we can practically grow it, especially in this Year of Faith. We gave each of the teens a copy of the Creed and encouraged them to pray this often, as our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI recommends that this be our daily prayer during this year.
The main ideas that we shared are:
- The Creed helps us to learn our Christian beliefs and the Youth Catechism or YouCat is an excellent tool in aiding our understanding of the faith.
- Faith is a precious gift from God given to us at Baptism and increased when we ask for it in prayer.
- Faith is having knowledge and a trusting love in God’s promise of salvation.
- Faith grows more when we listen and read the Word of God, and live out the Gospel values of love, forgiveness and service.