It’s the great Lent debate. Do you count Sundays in Lent for penance? Or can you skip them? Some say your a wimp if you do, but the ancient Church practices of saints like Augustine might change your mind.
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Practical Catholic Faith Formation
In the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO
Build confidence and get more from your relationship with God through teaching geared toward Christian living. Discover God's plan for your life and draw closer to him through prayer that works. Develop the skills you need to share God's truth and carry out your mission in the world.
6 Reasons to choose Helmsing Institute faith formation courses
Rooted in Catholic TraditionOur primary texts for most courses are the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the two basic sources of inspiration for all Catholic teaching. You can be certain—with Helmsing Institute faith formation courses you’re learning what the Church authentically lives and teaches.
Qualified InstructorsOur instructors have Master’s Degrees, or higher, in Catholic theology from reputable universities so you're always getting good information. Need further clarification? Video presenters don’t respond to questions but live instructors do. Get expert answers to your questions from the presenter himself.
Aimed at life applicationWondering how Catholic teaching applies to your life? You won't have to wonder anymore! Rather than deal in abstract theology, our courses explore the practical ways Catholicism leads to a richer life. Through prayer techniques and spiritual practices, you'll grow closer to God and discover your true calling.
Interactive formatDo you find long lectures boring? So do we! Helmsing Institute courses are designed the way adults learn best. Personal interaction with the instructor and your fellow students is built into every course so you’ll have time to further discuss the topic and more fully understand it.
Convenient LocationsCourses are offered at parishes throughout the diocese so you won’t have to travel far to find one. We offer multi-week, single night, and weekend courses. We also offer one-day retreats and mornings of reflection. Regardless of the demands on your time, Helmsing Institute courses will meet your needs.
Flexible StudyChoose an individual course that interests you, take a year to understand the inner unity of the Bible or explore connected themes within the Catechism of the Catholic Church, or embark on a 3-year journey toward certification that will equip you with a holistic view of how the Catholic Faith fits together.
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