Formatio Series Learning Path: LA Congress
God calls humanity to seek him, to know him, and to love him with all his strength. He calls together all men, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of his family, the Church. (CCC, 1) The Formatio Series is a staircase that leads us to the fullness of the Christian faith. This Series deals with the fundamental formation of a Christian: from knowing oneself to understanding how to resolve conflicts the Christian way. It is sheer grace that we begin to know and understand ourselves and the world around us. When we couple it with our own determination and commitment, our knowing and understanding becomes more profound. Welcome to Formatio Series.
Credo Series Learning Path: LA Congress
The desire for God is written in the human heart, because man is created by God and for God; and God never ceases to draw man to himself. Only in God will he find the truth and happiness he never stops searching for (CCC, 27). In many ways, throughout history down to the present day, men have given expression to their quest for God in their religious beliefs, behavior and creedal statements (cf. CCC, 28). In the Credo Series, the core beliefs
expressed in the Nicene Creed and/or the Apostles' Creed are elaborated in detail and put in lesson format.
Salvator Series Learning Path: LA Congress
The Salvator Series highlights the plan of deliverance in the heart of God. Man fell by the ditches, and we are mired by sin. We need a redeemer to save us from the ultimate downfall. Indeed, there is no greater love than this: to offer one's life for a friend. Fulfilling the will of the Father, Jesus offered his life in Calvary, only to be resurrected on the third day. Jesus’ resurrection inaugurated a new life shared to us. His great commissioning remains a challenge for us, to continue the work of salvation and redemption in our contemporary contexts. Welcome to the Salvator Series.
Præceptum Series Learning Path: LA Congress
The Præceptum Series is all about the law and the mandates that govern our life, if we want to live a truly Christian life. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC, 1951), law is a rule of conduct enacted by competent authority for the sake of the common good. There are different commands treated in this Series, like the greatest law of all times - to love God and neighbors like oneself. It segues to the discussion of St. Paul's 'spirit' of the law, the liturgical norms, the Church's Canon Law, etc. This Series further explores the many laws that give order to rational and spiritual life. Serving the common good, these laws help students attain their goals in life. Welcome to the Præceptum Series.
Sanctum Series Learning Path: LA Congress
The Church on earth is endowed with a sanctity that is real though imperfect. In her members, perfect holiness is something yet to be acquired. Strengthened by so many great means of salvation, all the faithful, whatever their condition or state — though each in one’s own way — are called by the Lord to that perfection of sanctity by which the Father himself is perfect. (CCC, 825) The Sanctum Series is an invitation to perfect holiness. With the goal of turning holiness into one’s way of life, this Series dives into various themes related to Catholic spirituality.
Ecclesia Series Learning Path: LA Congress
God, in his goodness, created the world and humanity to share in his own divine life. All the sharers of grace and belief are supposed to gather intimately as a family of God. However, sin and the old Adam shattered the Father’s plan. It would take a New Adam in Christ to come in order to inaugurate the Church - the family of God renewed. (cf. CCC, 763) From this singular faith event emerges an ecclesial tradition in full blossoming, sharing its charisms and character to people of all ages and fertilizing every Christian's ongoing ministry and discipleship. Welcome to the Ecclesia Series.
Confirmatio Series Learning Path: LA Congress
Confirmation perfects baptismal grace by incorporating us more firmly into Christ, by strengthening our bond with the Church, and by associating us more closely with the Spirit's mission. (CCC, 1316) With enriched baptismal calling, we become bold proclaimers of the Good News. (CCC, 1303) The Confirmatio Series helps confirmands prepare for this sacrament. This Series is the apprentices’ roadmap to becoming Christ’s witnesses in the world. Welcome to Confirmatio Series.
Spiritus Series Learning Path: LA Congress
All the faithful share in understanding and handing on the revealed truth. They have received the anointing of the Holy Spirit, who instructs them and guides them into all truth. (CCC, 91) The Spiritus Series digs deep into this statement and teaches us to live out our faith. It begins with the Pentecost story, then spotlights certain acts of the apostles, moves forward to the Sacraments (with increased deepening on Confirmation), then emphasizes the Spirit’s gifts and fruits, and finally ends with how we can bear Christian witness and become soldiers of Christ.
Diakonia Series Learning Path: LA Congress
Christ, King and Lord of the universe, made himself the servant of all, for he came “not to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (cf. Luke 20:28) For the Christian, “to reign is to serve him,” particularly when serving the poor and the suffering, in whom the Church recognizes the image of her poor and suffering founder. The People of God fulfills its royal dignity (cf. 1 Peter 2:9) by a life in keeping with its vocation to serve with Christ. (CCC, 786) The Diakonia Series extends to us an invitation to a life of service by imitating Christ, our Lord. Welcome to Diakonia Series.
Symbolon Series Learning Path: LA Congress
Symbolon Series is a thematized module of Christian teachings and values intended to bridge the gap between the classroom and the altar, between the 'head' catechism and the 'heart' liturgy. As of the moment, there is a disconnect between the two. The students can be seen in the classroom setting but we seldom see them in the Sunday liturgy setting. Symbolon in its core meaning means to find the missing piece, to make the 'connection'. We can never find the meaning and connection of our life and lessons if we do not connect it to the altar in the Eucharist. Welcome to Symbolon Series.