Faith Formation & FAQ

The Mystical Union between Christ and His Church
Here we feature on-line resources recommended by fellow parishioners to you. To make a recommendation or to give feedback please email us: fishhoekcatholicchurch@gmail.com. You are invited to join our on-line faith formation e-mail groups on Flocknote: Parish e-mail courses –Sign up here
General:
Catholic Answers Website
Catechism Of the Catholic Church
Vatican Encyclicals
Word On Fire Website
Word on Fire Daily Gospel Reflections
Bishop Barron You Tube Channel also available as podcasts
Theology of the Body Institute(recommended by Cris R) ToB youtube channel
The Wild Goose Ministry (recommended by Helen I)
Scott W. Hahn is an American Catholic theologian and apologist. A former Presbyterian who converted to Catholicism, Hahn’s popular works include Rome Sweet Home and The Lamb’s Supper. St Paul Center
Kids:
Hallow App – Prayers and stories for kids, direction for parents ( see also under Mothers- Living the Liturgical Year)
Hobo for Christ Podcast– Saint Stories
The Holy Mass Cartoon
Stories of Saints for kids Cartoons
St Jose Escriva Cartoon
Youth:
Hallow App
Cape Town Youth Chaplaincy
South African Catholic Youth Network
The Chosen TV Series– the dramatized life of Christ, also available on an app and on youtube for free
Confirmation Course You Tube
Life Teen You Tube

Young Adults:
Hallow App
Bishop Barron
Ascension Presents
Focus Catholic– University Ministry, Seek Conference 2021
The Hour That Will Change Your Life
Breaking in the Habit– Young Franciscan Brother and Priest
Women:
Young Women
Blessed is SHE and Blessed is SHE Instagram
Emily Wilson You Tube
Catholic Feminist– A podcast for strong Catholic women who want to be inspired, informed, and intentional. Instragram- thecatholicfeminist
FemCatholic– were Catholicism meets feminism
Mothers:
Living the Liturgical Year
Catholic Mom website
Cultivating a Catholic Family– Liturgical Living- Carrots for Michaelmas
Beloved and Blessed Podcast- Kimberly Hahn
A Catholic Mom’s Life You Tube
Girlfriends- Podcast
BIBLE:
Bible-in-a-Year
with Father Mike Schmitz Podcast and Reading Plan PDF
St Paul Center Bible Studies– Scott Hahn
The Bible Project’s short, succinct and illustrated Bible Book summaries are great for understanding the design patterns of the Bible as a unified story leading to Jesus Christ. Please note: The Bible Project is a sincere investigation going deep into the Hebrew and Greek texts and the early Church Fathers but it is not fundamentally rooted in Catholic doctrine so use your Catholic discretion especially when watching the themed videos.
Fulton John Sheen was an American bishop of the Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio. Ordained a priest of the Diocese of Peoria in 1919, Sheen quickly became a renowned theologian, earning the Cardinal Mercier Prize for International Philosophy in 1923. His videos continue to inspire the faithful:
Catholic Clips
Community– The Word on Fire Institute (note there is a monthly cost involved)
Christian Community as Leaven for the World
https://wordonfire.institute/courses/christian-community/
Free Flocknote e-mail Courses
Catechism-in-a-Year
Popes-in-a-Year

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Faith and Science Conflict Myth– Tracy Trasancos
Why does God allow suffering? Suffering– Bishop Fulton Sheen
How does the problem of evil point to God’s existence?
What about other religions?– The question of salvation
Should we dumb down the Faith?

Free Book: “Catholicism in the Time of Coronavirus” written by Stephen Bullivant

Why Remain Catholic? (with so much scandal)

Letter to a suffering Church” free e-book written by Bishop Barron- A response to the abuse scandal. REPORT ABUSE

Who is God?

The Source and Summit of the Christian Life?

What is the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist?

How to understand the ‘Our Father Prayer’-deep in history?

How do I pray? Take the time (Thomas Merton). Be silent and allow God in. Hallow app guides people into various methods of Catholic prayer, meditation and reflection- first 4 months free.

Catholicism 101

Sanctity, Sainthood and what makes us holy?

The 7 Sacraments? Experience the power of the Sacraments

What Constitutes a Practicing Catholic?