Communiqué #7 — Spiritual Development
National Second Vice-President and Chairperson of Spiritual Development, Cathy Bouchard, July 22, 2022.
National Faith Day
The national theme Catholic and Living It! lends well to the League’s National Faith Day. The day is an opportunity for members to explore what they believe and how they live their faith.
Proposed Date: Third Saturday in September annually (September 17, 2022) or the first council meeting in September.
- Prayers and Workshops for Women of Peace and Hope (#820). Use the “Welcome: Prayer Service” on page 66. Find this resource on the League website at cwl.ca/resources/800-series-workshops/.
- This may be an opportunity to begin a study as a parish council, such as Elements of the Catholic Mass. Each episode has a discussion guide. Learn more at elementsofthecatholicmass.com/_files/ugd/c6b83e_83dffe263c7b4417a16ca40e3f8434ac.pdf and elementsofthecatholicmass.com/episodes.
- Another option is to focus National Faith Day on learning more about how the catechism explains the creed. One resource is the video What is the Creed and why is it important? The creed is a statement packed full of meaning and mystery. Ask your diocesan counterparts to encourage members to talk about what it is and how it can affect their lives. Learn more at realtrue.org/videos/what-is-the-creed-and-why-is-it-important/.
September 21st is National Day of Prayer for Christians in the Holy Land and October 1st is National Day of Prayer for Canadian Home Missions. Resources are enclosed for councils to use to enrich their spiritual programs in the fall.
National Second Vice-President and Chairperson of Spiritual Development