This blog is for the benefit of the reading and discussion group at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Concord, CA. Comments here are the opinions of the writers, not necessarily the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Winter/Spring 2011 Schedule it Up!

January 15, 2011 1 comment

We’ll be reading Benedict XVI’s Light of the World over the next 20 weeks – see the Schedule of Reading page for the full schedule.

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August 2010 Schedule Update…

August 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Now available over on the Schedule of Reading page!

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Spring Schedule – Part 2 – The Celebration of the Christian Mystery

April 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Hi, and Happy Easter! The next section of the Catechism is about the Liturgy. It’s about 140 pages long in the paperback edition most of us are using, so we’ll shoot for around 14 pages per week.

For this week:

Week 2: April 20, 2010

  • Chapter 1, Article 2: The Paschal Mystery in the Church’s Sacraments through Chapter 2, Article 2, Liturgical Diversity and the Unity of the Mystery (sec 1113 – 1209, pp 289 – 310)

I’ll update the calendar when I get a minute – rushed today!

In Christ,


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Schedule Revised Again – 2/27/2010

February 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Next week’s meeting has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict at church. The schedule has been pushed out a week. See the Schedule of Readings page for details.

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Revised Schedule – 2/2/2010

February 2, 2010 Leave a comment

Check out the revised schedule of readings on the Schedule of Readings tab. I’ve spread them out to be more like 10 – 15 pages a week through Lent.

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Reading for Jan 26

January 25, 2010 Leave a comment

For this week, let’s read Article 4, P 146 through P163: Jesus Christ suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried

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Our first Meeting – December 1, 2009

December 26, 2009 Leave a comment

Reading: Fidei Depositum. (pp 1-6 in the paperback Liberria Editrice Vaticana edition)

On December 1, we met, prayed, introduced ourselves and discussed what we hoped to get out of this discussion group. Housekeeping included handing out a schedule of readings (See the Schedule of Reading tab above for the latest updated schedule) and collecting contact info for the participants. We agreed to next meet on 12/15, as the 8th is Immaculate Conception.

About a dozen people showed up, including 4 teenagers/young adults.

Key issues discussed: (Feel free to add to this in comments! This is only my now month-old memory)

– we are called by the Church and by our new bishop to continue in our growth and study of the faith – this reading group is one opportunity to do that;

– Confirmation is not the end of formal Catholic education, but closer to the beginning;

– the CCC is a text designed to aid catechists in the creation of local versions, and also for the rest of us;

– the CCC is not an easy read, but does reward working through it with a deeper understanding of the Church and her Lord.

– Since this was the first meeting, we didn’t really get into the actual text – that will start next meeting.

Please add your thoughts.

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