Introduction to the Catholic Faith Each year people come to the Krijtberg church and ask to be received into the Roman Catholic Church. We are happy to receive these applicants: it is an enrichment for us when adults ask if they can join us. Evey year at Easter around ten persons are received into the catholic Church. We do this in De Krijtberg since 1985 every year.
Some of these people were never baptised. Others were baptised as children – either Catholic or protestant, and they want to deepen their faith and know more about our customs, traditions and teaching. All are welcome: newcomers from various backgrounds, and also Catholics who were out of touch with the church for a few years, but who would like to rediscover the tradition were their parents came from.
We organize a course of fifteen to twenty Tuesday evenings, beginning September 2021, leading up to Easter 2022.
During eight months we come together more or less every two weeks to gather knowledge, as individuals and as a group, of the Catholic faith, Christianity and the Catholic Church. We share with each other how we read the Bible, what the Our Father means, and what we celebrate in Sunday mass. Subjects covered in the course include God, Jesus Christ, the Trinity, Bible, formal and personal prayer, Mary and the Saints, Profession of faith, the sacraments, the Holy Mass, the Jesuit order (the Krijtberg is since four centuries a Jesuit Church), the church as community and as an institution and the social teaching of the Church.
Besides that there will be a few evenings on which we will pray and celebrate our pilgrimage towards Easter.
This course can also be followed by people who want to know more about the Catholic Faith, without wanting to become Catholic themselves. Or by Catholics who want to gain more in-depth knowledge of their faith.
If a person wants to join the catholic Church and is accepted, he or she receives the Sacrament of Baptism. People who have been baptised already in another Church are usually not baptised again, but they may receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
One can register for the course Faith Instruction 2021 – 2022, please fill out your details underneath.
For further questions, you can contact Father Jan Stuyt SJ who will lead the course this coming year. He can be reached at email@example.com
The course will only take place when at least six persons have signed in.
There is no fixed price – small donations may be asked for coffee, tea and printed handouts – never exceeding the amount of 3 € per evening.
Time: Tuesday evenings 7.30 – 9.30 pm
Location: presbytery of the Krijtberg
Dates 2021- 2022:
21 September: introduction to the course. Come and see if this is something for you.
28 September: First Evening.
12 & 26 October
16 & 30 November
14 & 21 December
11 & 25 January 2022
8 & 22 February
March 2, Ash Wednesday
8, 22, 29 March
13-17 April: Holy Week
This course is also offered in Dutch, see HERE >>