EQUIP (e-quip) /əˈkwip/ supply with the necessary items for a particular purpose. prepare (someone) mentally for a particular situation or task.
- What is EQUIP
EQUIP is for everyone! Equip is life-long, age-appropriate faith formation. EQUIP Adults offers a full complement of sessions throughout the week on the scriptures and our Catholic tradition that will inspire and motivate parishioners at any age to explore the vast riches of our faith. EQUIP Families boasts sessions for families with children grades K-12 and supports parents in their role as primary teachers of the faith to their children. Families will participate in a monthly on-campus offering centered on revolving topics, in age-appropriate tracks. Particularly in the parent session, not only will the central theme be presented, but also practical tools and resources will be shared to help parents live out and lead their family in our Catholic faith. Away from campus, families will be provided with family and individual activities and thought-provoking reflections to build upon the monthly on-campus session. EQUIP Families will be offered year-round.Read about EQUIP in our recent bulletin by clicking here.
- EQUIP Adults
As part of EQUIP we are going to be providing wonderful opportunities for adults to dive into their knowledge and study of the faith in brand new and dynamic ways. EQUIP Adults will occur in consecutive gatherings with the exception of one Sunday and Wednesday a month to provide space for an ongoing monthly parish event. Our goal is to provide new, relevant and engaging opportunities for adults of all vocation, professional and personal backgrounds and experiences to partake in.
We’re excited to begin EQUIP Adults with two highly reputable opportunities, The Wild Goose and Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible. No matter your “experience” in the Catholic Church, both tracks provide a welcoming atmosphere, great insight and platforms to dive deeper in the knowledge and beauty that the Church has to offer.
As we continue forward into our new Way, we desire to offer even more opportunities in which adults of all ages can participate!
- Starting in June Biblical Walk Through the Mass
This five-part program takes participants on an exciting tour of the Liturgy as it explores the biblical roots of the words and gestures we experience at Mass and explains their profound significance. See, perhaps for the first time, why we say what we say and do what we do every week at Mass. The words and gestures will be seen in a new light, giving new life to the liturgical experience.
Learn the biblical background to the words, prayers, and gestures of the Liturgy, all in the context of the revised Mass translation. Discover how the Mass is a “true re-presentation” of Christ’s redeeming sacrifice on the Cross. Explore the three key aspects of the Mass as a Sacrifice, Real Presence, and Holy Communion Gain helpful insights for getting the most out of every Mass…and much more!
Each registration comes with a workbook to guide you through the sessions and assist you in diving deeper into an understand of the mystery of The Mass. Materials will be handed out at the first session.
- EQUIP Adults Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible
Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible is a 8 part series. “The key to understanding the Bible is finding the story that ties it all together.” This chronologically crafted journey through the Bible gives us understanding of the context and surroundings of the narratives in the Bible. This course has a $20 materials. Registration has ended for the course starting in January 2017. Please check back for our new dates for the spring which will be released in the coming weeks. Sign up to be contacted for future offerings by clicking here.
- EQUIP Adults The Wild Goose
The Wild Goose is a 14 part series on discovering a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit. We will be reminded of God’s love and transforming power. This is a love that has been revealed to us by Jesus Christ and leads us to our heavenly Father. As we walk through the series, we will recognize the Holy Spirit in many facets of our faith including the sacraments, Mary and the saints, and many other rich traditions of our Catholic faith. Registration has ended for the course starting in January 2017. Please check back for our new dates for the spring which will be released in the coming weeks. Sign up to be contacted for future offerings by clicking here.
- EQUIP Team
EQUIP is our way at Prince of Peace of Equipping families, adults and our youth to Live as Disciples. We are looking for people to assist in many areas of EQUIP to ensure that participants get a meaningful and enjoyable experience.
An EQUIP Volunteer is someone who has experienced Alpha and is on The Way, constantly rediscovering their own personal faith journey. These folks have a passion for the faith and the desire to walk alongside others in their discovery of the faith. Volunteers are people of prayer who regularly call upon the Holy Spirit to be the source of strength and guidance for all participants in EQUIP.
Those willing to assist with EQUIP may do so by signing up through our volunteer portal, click here!