While attending Mass is the best way to learn about the Catholic faith, we also offer inquiry and formation sessions for those considering the Catholic faith. Here are links to video segments, presentation slides, and handouts from some of the sessions we offer.

Liturgical Year & Lent (with Jerry Murphy)

March 7, 2019
In this session, Jerry Murphy gives an overview of the season of Lent.

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What We Believe: The Creed (with Tim Falk)

February 21, 2019
In this session, Tim Falk explains the creed as it relates to the Church as one, holy, catholic and apostolic.

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Eucharist Sign of Unity (with Tim Falk)

January 29, 2019
In this session, Tim discusses how during Liturgy of the Eucharist the Holy Spirit comes to bring us into communion with Christ and so to form his body. In part 2, Tim uses the circulatory system to share why we receive the Eucharist.

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Sacraments: Baptism and Confirmation (with John Gaffney)

January 10, 2018
In this session, John Gaffney discusses the Sacraments of baptism and confirmation.

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A Scriptural Walk Through the Nativity (with Tim Falk)

December 13, 2018
In this session, Tim looks at the Nativity stories as recounted in the Gospels including similarities and differences between them.

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Liturgical Year (with Jerry Murphy)

November 15, 2018
In this session, Jerry gives an overview of key periods in the Liturgical Year.

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Reconciliation Q & A with Father Ray

November 9, 2018
In this session, Fr. Ray gives a brief overview on the Sacrament of Reconciliation and answers questions about the sacrament.

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Catholic Social Teaching (with Ken Bresnan)

October 19, 2018
In this session, Ken Bresnan discusses the seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching and explains how forming one’s conscience is an important responsibility of all Catholics.

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The Creed: Holy Trinity & Christology (with Tim Falk)

October 11, 2018
In this session, Tim Falk explains the history of the creed as it relates to the Holy Trinity and who Christ is.

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Jesus & the Sacraments (with Jerry Murphy)

October 5, 2018
In this session, Jerry Murphy discusses the sacraments of initiation, healing, and service and shares scriptural references for all seven sacraments of the Catholic Church.

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A Catholic Approach to Scripture (with Jason Collins, M.A.)

December 7, 2017
In this session, Jason gives an overview of how Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture work together to help Catholics read and interpret the Bible.

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Reconciliation & God’s Mercy (with Fr. Ray McHenry)

November 10, 2017
In this session, Fr. Ray gives an overview of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. As part of the presentation, two Becoming Catholic team members demonstrate with the help of Fr. Ray how to celebrate the sacrament.

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Mary and the Rosary (with Tim Falk and Jerry Murphy)

October 19, 2017
In this session, Jerry shares history of the Rosary and its importance to Catholics and Tim shares what we know of Mary through scripture and her role as the first disciple.

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The Eucharist & Communion (with Tim and Janis Falk)

September 28, 2017
In this session, Tim discusses how during Liturgy of the Eucharist the Holy Spirit comes to bring us into communion with Christ and so to form his body. Using a presentation from the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Janis demonstrates the importance of the co-mingling of the elements of water and wine at the time of consecration in the Mass.

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Marriage & Ordination (with Deacon Bill & Kayla Richer)

March 23, 2017
Deacon Bill and Kayla Richer share the story of their vocational call to marriage and ordination.

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The Paschal Mystery (with Dr. Matt Halbach)

March 10, 2017
In this session, Dr. Halbach explains the Paschal Mystery (Christ’s passing through death, from this life into eternal glory) as a way to help us prepare for Holy Week and Easter.

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The Jewish Roots of the Eucharist (with Kayla Richer and Debbie Chalik)

February 23, 2017
In this 40-min session, Kayla and Debbie look at the Jewish roots of the Eucharist and compare it with the Passover.

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