Thursday, March 31, 2011

Why Catholic? in Spanish

From: Lynn Ekstrom -- Por Que Ser Catolico?

A number of parishes -- like St. James (in Elizabethtown); our community, St. Edward; and St. Bartholomew Parish (both in Jeffersontown) have sizable numbers of persons meeting in Spanish to complete (and enjoy) Season 1 of Why Catholic? 

At St. Edward's, to serve our hispanic households, we are using primarily the Spanish editions of the Family Faith Bulletins for the 6 sessions of Season 1: Liturgy and Sacraments. Our multi-generational grupo de familias meets on Mondays for -- 7:00 PM Mass in Espanol; 7:40-8:15 PM Adults Discussion of FFB; 8:15-8:30 PM Snacks & Social Time. During each 7:40 to 8:15 period, the many children attending gather, with several adult volunteers, for related activities in Spanish mostly (like the adults). The pre-teens and teenagers also meet (in English) with a youth ministry volunteer. Of course, all ages gather readily for those snacks and social time.

Season 1 is fast approaching an end. So is Lent 2011. Good luck to all who are coordinating and participating in Why Catholic? in whatever language(s)!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Physical and Spiritual Rebuilding

How are you doing so far? Are you digging deeper to better understand your faith? Are you sharing with your group and allowing the Spirit to work inside of you? I recently heard from a group that has traveled to Mississippi for the past four years since hurricane Katrina to help rebuild after that terrible devastation. That same small group meets now and they say that they are bonding even more. This group is doing physical rebuilding to help others and they are also spiritually rebuilding themselves each time they meet. Why Catholic? can do the same for you. What are your thoughts? What has inspired you and your group? We would love to hear from you. Email us at

Monday, March 28, 2011

We Want to Hear From You

“What a gift Why Catholic? is to our parish!  As a pastor, I am grateful for . . . this wonderful means of revitalizing our ‘community of faith’ and aiding us in our efforts to bring the Good News to all.”      
                                          -- Rev. Bob Antczak, St. Paul the Apostle, Jersey City NJ

Get in touch now! Tell us about your Why Catholic? group, or send us a group picture, or ask a question about the program.

We've gone Why Catholic digital here in the Archdiocese of Louisville!

So, e-mail us a message, a picture, or whatever about Why Catholic? in your parish --   -- so we can put it on this blog.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hispanic Presence -- A Growing Part of Why Catholic

The Archdiocesan newspaper, The Record, recently ran a feature on the growing Hispanic participation in the new Archdiocesan-wide program called Why Catholic?

Read this great piece by clicking here -->

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Celebrate Mardi Gras ---> Sign-Up for Why Catholic?

It is March 8, 2011. Around the world, we celebrate Mardi Gras -- Fat Tuesday -- the fiesta before Lent begins. Green, gold, and purple are the colors of the day. Tomorrow, on March 9, Ash Wednesday comes around. Lent begins. May you have a great Mardi Gras and a spiritually-uplifting, conversion-filled Lent.

The new spiritual program "Why Catholic? -- A Journey Through the Catechism" officially begins, for adults, during Lent 2011 in our Archdiocese.

For information, in English and Spanish -- click here:

Also, find our Group and join it in on  Facebook:

Join a Why Catholic? small-group today! Make contact with your parish to do so, or contact the Archdiocesan Faith-Formation Office, 502.448.8581,