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1 Tuesday Faith Formation SHARING THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL

2 Sharing the Faith

3 Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

4 When Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do men say that the Son of man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ. Matthew 16: 13-20

5 1. Desire for God

6 2. God comes to meet man



9 Gradually by deeds and words…. To our first parents… After the fall Promised salvation… God comes to meet man God reveals His plan of Loving Goodness

10 Noah Abraham David God the Son Jesus Christ The Word made flesh Moses To save all living things Covenant to make him the father of a multitude Introduces himself by name " I am who I am" Free's Israel from slavery Covenant on Sinai – The Law Establishes a kingdom The shepherd king "I am the Good Shepherd, I know my Father and my Father knows me and I lay down my life for my sheep." Family Tribe Nation Kingdom The Eternal Kingdom

11 "The happiness you are seeking, the happiness you have a right to enjoy, has a name and a face: it is Jesus of Nazareth." Pope Benedict XVI, August 18th 2005

12 3. The transmission of God’s Revelation



15 4. The response of Faith

16 My Faith is Our Faith – I believe / We believe Lord, if it is you, bid me to come to you on the water For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread…

17 Faith is both and totally a gift of God and human act Flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed.

18 The two wings of Faith and Reason Always have your answer ready for people who ask you the reason for the hope that you have. If it was God’s wisdom that human wisdom should not know God, it was because God wanted to save those who have faith through the foolishness of the message that we preach…Here we are preaching a crucified Christ.

19 Workshops Workshop 1 For those who transmit the Catholic faith to children Workshop 2 For those who transmit the Catholic faith to young people Workshop 3 For those who transmit the Catholic faith to adults Workshop 4 For those who want to deepen their own understanding of the Catholic faith


21 Mary, Virgin and Mother, you who, moved by the Holy Spirit, welcomed the word of life in the depths of your humble faith: as you gave yourself completely to the Eternal One, help us to say our own “yes” to the urgent call, as pressing as ever, to proclaim the good news of Jesus. Mother of the living Gospel, wellspring of happiness for God’s little ones, pray for us. Amen. Alleluia!

22 Acknowledgments Mosaics artworks: © Fr Marko Rupnik and Centro Aletti - Scripture: Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition © 1946, 1952, and 1971 the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA Covenants Chart inspired by the Bible Timeline – The Great Adventure - Ascension Press Pierugino: Christ handing the keys of the kingdom to St Peter – Wikimedia commons

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