Catholic Christian Outreach, known as CCO to many of us, created their Faith Study series to support their work of evangelization and disciple-making on university campuses across Canada. They use these studies to connect with university students, lead them to a personal encounter with Jesus Christ, accompany them on their faith journey, and ultimately form them as missionary disciples, able to share their faith and joy in Jesus Christ with others.
The Faith Study series comprises five different studies, ranging in length from 6 to 10 weeks and intended to be taken in sequence. Our hope at St. Maurice to be able to offer the whole sequence on a two-year cycle once our faith-study program is firmly established. Here’s the sequence:
CCO Connect: Parish
CCO now offers their faith studies to parishes through a program called CCO Connect: Parish. Parishes that partner with CCO through this program receive specialized coaching in using CCO materials and methods. St. Maurice joined this program in September 2020, and offered its first faith study, called DISCOVERY, starting in October. Twenty parishioners completed this course before Christmas and are now ready to move onto the next study, called SOURCE.
Based on our fall experience, here at St. Maurice Parish we believe that the CCO Faith Studies are a wonderful resource for both our parishioners and those exploring the Catholic faith to hear the Gospel message in a dynamic way, to have the opportunity to respond, and then to be equipped and sent forth to share the Gospel with others.
If you missed taking DISCOVERY with us in the fall, there’s good news.
We’re getting ready to offer DISCOVERY again, and now is the time for you to register.
The deadline for registration is January 31, 2021.
Our next DISCOVERY study will start the week of February 8, 2021, and run for six weeks (much of it during Lent), ending before Holy Week.
What better way to take on a meaningful Lenten practice and deepen your relationship with the Lord as you prepare to celebrate Easter than by signing up for a faith study?
How does a study work?
Note: Depending on registration numbers, we expect to be able to offer more than one DISCOVERY study group at this time. Typically groups meet during the evening, but a daytime study is possible if we have a leader available. Which days of the week the studies will be offered depends on the availability of both leaders and participants.
What will we be studying?
DISCOVERY explains the good news of Jesus Christ in a clear and simple way. Even if you’re mature in your faith, you’ll learn something new and think about things you already know in new ways. This study comprises these six lessons:
Please register now for DISCOVERY by pressing the registration button below.
The deadline to register for the upcoming DISCOVERY study is January 31, 2021.
After this deadline, it may still be possible to fit you into a study group if a spot is still available, so do check that out. Once the course has started, no new participants will be admitted after the first lesson.