Top 10 Questions about Catholicism
Faith and Reason
What is the Catholic understanding of Faith and Reason?
Catholicism professes that what we believe in faith and what we discover by reason are not only compatible but also mutually beneficial. God is the source of both faith and reason, and there is no contradiction in God. Both faith and reason lead us to the one Truth who is God.
Top 10 Questions about Catholicism
This is a common question today, even if it is not asked out loud. If you’re wondering it for yourself, or a friend, allow us to offer an answer. Anyone who wants to hear the Gospel is welcome. From the committed to the curious and everyone in between, the doors are open for you. As Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.” This is God’s house, and Jesus Christ welcomes you here. Period.Read More
That’s a tough question to answer... partially because we don't necessarily know what you mean by those words. You might be surprised. Some things that the Church teaches are politically liberal, and other things the Church teaches are politically conservative… others just don’t fit anywhere at all. We hold to the teachings of the Church on faith and morals, and also believe that Jesus Christ came to call sinners, and that he is most interested in those who consider themselves as most excluded from the Church. Can you come to Church if you disagree with the Church? Ye...Read More
You bet. Please check our Faith Formation page under Our Ministries for more information, or just e-mail or call us.Read More
Sure. You don’t have to sing, say the responses, come up at communion, or put money in the collection. You don’t even have to sit, stand, kneel, etc.Read More
Hopefully someday yes, but for today you should know that we believe that during the Mass, by the power of the Holy Spirit through the words and actions of the priest, the bread and wine become the actual “Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity” of Jesus Christ. Reception of communion represents not only one’s belief in this truth, but also that one is “in communion” with the Church. So, those who are not baptized Catholic should not receive communion in the Catholic Church. By refraining, you are respecting both your beliefs and ours. At communion, you are welcome to ...Read More
As a Roman Catholics we believe and profess the Nicene Creed, and everything that the Church sets forth to be believed as divinely revealed or definitively proposes regarding teaching on faith and morals. You can read the online version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church here to understand the teachings of the Church. Our mission as a Catholic Community is to help everyone grow together into the saints they are called to be. You are called to holiness. This doesn’t mean you are necessarily called to be in a monastery on your knees praying for the rest of your life. It means that ...Read More
Great! The "Order of the Mass" can be found in the Missallette in the front or back of the Church. We'd also recommend getting either a printed Missalette (like the Magnificat or Give Us This Day, both published monthly) or an app for your phone like iMissal ($4.99), Laudate (free) or New Missal (free). Or you could ask a Catholic to sit with you and teach you.Read More
There's no particular dress code or policy. You're welcome to dress however you want, within reason of course. You'll probably see all kinds, from pretty formal to rather casual.Read More
There are absolutely no expectations whatsoever. Some of us come regularly and some we see occasionaly, while we'd really enjoy seeing you often its up to you to decide where you are comfortable. We actually have two churches you can choose from with different Mass times to fit your schedule. After Mass, a priest or deacon or someone else might want to introduce themselves to you and just ask your name. we hope that’s cool with you. It'd be awesome if you felt comfortable introducing yourself to us. We're just excited that you’re here!Read More
You know, we can’t guarantee that people won’t look at you funny, people are curious, but don’t worry about them. Props to you for wanting to come to Church! We don’t do anything weird like single people out or shame you for not doing stuff.Read More