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The Catholic Virginian: ‘Catholicism’ study guides spark adult faith formation

3/23/2012
March 23, 2012:

Parish Members of St. Gregory the Great Parish in Virginia Beach, VA, began a 5 month pilgrimage with Father Barron's CATHOLICISM series this month. The Catholic Virginian shares the story: 

“It has taken off like wildfire,” Emily Filippi, director for Christian Formation, said of the series. The diocese sold 500 copies of the study guides within 24 hours and has now ordered an additional 500 which can be purchased at a 50 percent discount.

The program can be used by a variety of audiences, Mrs. Filippi said, pointing out that it would be ideal for a parish RCIA group, returning Catholics who have been away from the Church or another adult formation program.

“People get to watch it, hear it, see the images and then you reflect on it with other people on what it means to you and how it affects your life,” she explained, adding that the DVDs have “wonderful cinematography” of various places around the world and the people who live there.

“You’re always hearing music and seeing images while Father Barron is speaking,” she added.

“The beauty of it is you just need a facilitator,” Mrs. Filippi asserted. “You don’t have to have a sophisticated adult faith formation program in your parish already formed. This is a good way to start”...

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March 23, 2012:

Parish Members of St. Gregory the Great Parish in Virginia Beach, VA, began a 5 month pilgrimage with Father Barron's CATHOLICISM series this month. The Catholic Virginian shares the story: 

“It has taken off like wildfire,” Emily Filippi, director for Christian Formation, said of the series. The diocese sold 500 copies of the study guides within 24 hours and has now ordered an additional 500 which can be purchased at a 50 percent discount.

The program can be used by a variety of audiences, Mrs. Filippi said, pointing out that it would be ideal for a parish RCIA group, returning Catholics who have been away from the Church or another adult formation program.

“People get to watch it, hear it, see the images and then you reflect on it with other people on what it means to you and how it affects your life,” she explained, adding that the DVDs have “wonderful cinematography” of various places around the world and the people who live there.

“You’re always hearing music and seeing images while Father Barron is speaking,” she added.

“The beauty of it is you just need a facilitator,” Mrs. Filippi asserted. “You don’t have to have a sophisticated adult faith formation program in your parish already formed. This is a good way to start”...

Read the rest of the story
here.

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