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MONTHLY TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED IN THE YEAR OF FAITH ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

2012 OCT
TOPICS: FAITH AS PERSONAL AND ECCLESIAL SUB TOPICS:
- Creed - I believe - We believe

2012 NOV
TOPIC
GOD THE FATHER

SACRAMENTS:
- Baptism-Conf irmation: In Baptism we become adopted children of the Father - becoming children of God

SUB TOPICS:
- Creator of Heaven and Earth; of all that is visible and invisible; - God as the origin, meaning and goal of all created reality, especially of every human being; - God's continuing creation now in sustaining creation; dignity of the human person as created by God

FOLK RELIGIOSITY:
- Attempt to introduce devotion to God the Father - Paniniwala sa masasamang espiritu

DOCTRINE:
- Christian faith as a holistic human response to God's revelation - head (doctrine), hands (morals), heart (worship)

2012 DEC
TOPIC:
JESUS CHRIST, THE ETERNAL SON OF GOD, BECOME MAN: INCARNATION

MORAL/VIRTUES: THREE ESSENTIAL

DOCTRINE:
- Father and Creator; intimate yet powerful; - a personal God, not an impersonal force; - his image is both father and mother (a loving parent); - original sin - as universal sinful condition which needs God's redemption - promise of future salvation

ASPECTS:

- believing (paniniwala) - trusting (pagtitiwala), - obeying (pagsunod)

SUB TOPICS:
- Jesus as the fulf ilment of God's promise of salvation; - the historical Jesus - Gospel accounts of faith

LITURGY:
- We pray as we believe - Personal and Communitarian Worship

DOCTRINE:
- Nature of Christ: Divine and Human - One person, who is both our God and our brother - Mary and the incarnation

SACRAMENTS:
- Baptism-Confirmation: ONE FAITH IN CHRIST

MORAL/VIRTUES:
FAITH
IN

GOD

FOLK RELIGIOSITY:
- Ecclesial dimension of faith vs. I and my god attitude of folk religiosity - Belief in fortune telling (hula), destiny (tadhana) and Karma

- Trust in Him - Love Him - Obey His law

MORAL/VIRTUES:
- Human Solidarity and Subsidiary - Faith in Jesus Christ as the Incarnate Son of God and our Savior

COUNTER-VALUES
- Reflection on superstition, - too much belief in ideology technology and money - Stewardship of nature

LITURGY:
- Encountering Jesus: Centrality of the Word of God and the Eucharist

LITURGY:
- Jesus taught us to call God Our Father - We worship the Father, through the Son, in the Spirit

SACRAMENTS:
EUCHARIST IN THE CHURCH'S LIFE

FOLK RELIGIOSITY:
- Celebration of Christmas; - Christmas traditions in the Philippines

MORAL/VIRTUES:
- Christian Charity: Motivation and Practical Manifestations

FOLK RELIGIOSITY:
- Mahal na Araw Devotion - Lenten practices: v i a crucis, penitensiya, prusisyon, Visita Iglesia - Salubong

LITURGY:
- Relating the Liturgy to life and vice versa - Importance of the Liturgy of Life - Sacrificial offering of Christ to the Father

2013 JAN
TOPIC: JESUS CHRIST: HIS LIFE AND TEACHINGS SUB TOPICS:
- The whole life of Jesus saves us - dignity of the human person as redeemed by Christ

2013 APRIL
TOPIC:
JESUS CHRIST: HIS ASCENSION AND HIS SECOND COMING

SACRAMENTS:
- Eucharist as healing sacrament - Penance - EUCHARIST: Liturgy of the Eucharist

SUB TOPICS:
- Ascension as the completion of Christ's glorification - The time of the Church

DOCTRINE:
- Jesus is the Word of God - importance of His Word - in Jesus, every human reality becomes a locus of salvation

FOLK RELIGIOSITY:
- Healing espiritista kulam

DOCTRINE:
- Jesus's lordship - His intercessory role in heaven - Christ will come again in glory as Judge of all - The Church carries on the mission of Christ under the guidance of the Holy Spirit

2013 MARCH
TOPIC: JESUS CHRIST: HIS PASSION, DEATH AND RESURRECTION: APEX OF REDEMPTION SUB TOPICS:
- By His wounds we have been healed - Those who share in Christ's death will share also in his resurrection

MORAL/VIRTUES:
- Discipleship - Sequela Christi - Evangelical Counsels

LITURGY:
- The role of the Liturgy of the Word in our celebrations - Bible Study and Sharing

MORAL/VIRTUES:
- Judgment and Conscience - Virtue of Hope - Fulfilment of the duty to Evangelize - Life on earth as a commitment

SACRAMENTS:
EUCHARIST: LITURGY OF THE WORD

DOCTRINE:
- Paschal Mystery - Jesus descent to the dead

LITURGY:
- The Liturgical Year - Sacramental Liturgy - Liturgy of the Hours

FOLK RELIGIOSITY:
- Devotion to Sto. Nio, Nazareno, Sacred Heart, and Divine Mercy

MORAL/VIRTUES:
- Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy - Lenten Alay Kapwa

SACRAMENTS:
- Common Priesthood - Ordained Priesthood - Continuing the ministry of Christ in Word and Sacrament

2013 FEB
TOPIC: JESUS CHRIST: HIS HEALING MINISTRY SUB TOPIC:
- Jesus Christ, the Servant of the Lord and of People

LITURGY:
- Celebrating Triduum the Easter

SACRAMENTS:
- Holy Eucharist as the Memorial of Christ's death & resurrection - PRIESTHOOD - continuing the work of Christ

FOLK RELIGIOSITY:
- Fiestas as an advance participation in the glory of Christ and the saints

DOCTRINE:
- Sermon on the Mount - Emphasis on love and action

2013 MAY
TOPIC:
HOLY SPIRIT, THE LORD AND GIVER OF LIFE

DOCTRINE:
- Ecclesiology - Call to universal holiness

2013 AUG
TOPIC:
COMMUNION OF SAINTS

MORAL/VIRTUES:
- Liturgical spirituality - The Liturgical Year

SUB TOPICS:
- Communion of Saints with Mary and the Saints - The dignity of the human person as one called to holiness/ sanctity (eternal communion with God)

SUB TOPICS:
- The Role of the Holy Spirit in creation, revelation and salvation history - The dignity of the human person as temple of the Holy Spirit

LITURGY:
- The Church as a worshipping community

FOLK RELIGIOSITY:
- Ecumenism - Sects

DOCTRINE:
- Mary (Mariology) - Meaning of Mary's Assumption for the Church and all mankind

DOCTRINE:
- Role of the Holy Spirit in Scripture (formation and interpretation) - Role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church and individuals

2013 JULY
TOPIC:
THE CHURCH AS COMMUNITY OF BELIEVERS

MORAL/VIRTUES:
Human and Christian solidarity Compassion and generosity Prayer for the Dead Communion of Saints Indulgences and Intercessory Prayers

SUB TOPICS: MORAL/VIRTUES:


- Gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit - Docility to the Holy Spirit - Living by the Spirit - Communion of Saints among us and with the dead

DOCTRINE:
- The Church as the Lead Agent of Evangelization - The family as Domestic Church - The Church as leaven in the world in spreading and building the Kingdom - Common priesthood Christian Vocation

LITURGY:
- Role of the Holy Spirit in the liturgy and especially the Sacraments - The Role of the Holy Spirit in our personal prayer life and sanctification

LITURGY:
- The cult of the Saints - Marian practices/ devotions

SACRAMENTS:
- The Eucharist as Sacrament of Communion

SACRAMENTS:
- Baptism and Confirmation

FOLK RELIGIOSITY:
- Devotion to Saints - Marian Devotions: Perpetual Help, etc.

MORAL/VIRTUES:
- Precepts of the Church - Love in the context of Marriage

FOLK RELIGIOSITY:
- Catholic Charismatic movement - Understanding of the Charisms - Flores de Mayo and Santacruzan

LITURGY:
- Laity Spirituality

2013 SEPT
TOPIC: FORGIVENESS OF SINS SUB TOPICS
- God's Merciful Love - The Church as sign and instrument of God's mercy

2013 JUNE
TOPIC:
THE CHURCH AS THE BODY OF CHRIST

SACRAMENTS:
- Marriage - Vocation - Social Teachings: Justice, Common Good, and Human Dignity

SUB TOPICS:
- The Church as One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic

DOCTRINE:
- Different kinds of sins - Sense of sin - The church's power to forgive sins

FOLK RELIGIOSITY:
- Inter-religious dialogue - Split-level Christianity

MORAL/VIRTUES:
- Humility in asking for pardon - Mutual forgiveness

FOLK RELIGIOSITY:
- Rosary - Visit to cemeteries - Pamahiin sa Patay

LITURGY:
- Divine Mercy

2013 NOV
TOPIC:
LIFE EVERLASTING

SACRAMENTS:
- Baptism - Confession and contrition

FOLK RELIGIOSITY:
- Panata and Penitensiya

SUB TOPICS:
- The dignity of the human person as destined for Eternal Life with God

2013 OCT
TOPIC:
RESURRECTION OF THE BODY SUB TOPICS:
- All the dead will rise for the Universal Judgement

DOCTRINE:
Parousia Last Judgement Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory Christ the King

MORAL/VIRTUES:
- Meaning of real wealth - Where your treasure is there your heart will be. - Simplicity - Life is a pilgrimage to Eternal Life

DOCTRINE:
- Theology of the Body

MORAL/VIRTUES:
- Virtue of Hope - To see God face to face

LITURGY:
- Prayer to the Dead - Desire for everlasting life - Daily preparation for a happy/ holy death

LITURGY:
Pagpapahalaga sa katawan Healthcare No to RH Bill Respect for women's dignity and rights - Mission/Evangelization - Viaticum

FOLK RELIGIOSITY:
- Pamahiin sa Patay - Reincarnation

SACRAMENTS:
- Anointing of the Sick - Funeral Rites, cremation, Paglilibing,

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