Faith can mean the religious beliefs we live by, the internal commitment we make to those beliefs, the gift from God that allows us to accept the beliefs as true and the actions we take to live committed lives guided by those beliefs.
We can grow in faith by learning new things about our beliefs, by becoming closer to God through them and by making them the guiding principles by which we live.
Our faith is shaped by many factors, including our relationships with other people, how we experience God acting in our lives, the decisions we make and the consequences of those decisions.
Three factors that influence our faith lives greatly are:
(1) what the church believes and teaches
(2) the beliefs and practices of our extended family
(3) the beliefs and practices of our parish community.
These factors are all necessary, interrelated and intertwined. Please join us at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in your journey of faith.