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The Holy Bible

There are many great study bibles and guides to help you read scripture (the Bible).  The RCIA process gives ample opportunities to read and study scripture, but home study is also very important.  The USCCB has an online copy of the NAB and a study guide (though it doesn’t replace a good study bible).  Here is an article about how to choose a good bible and some tips on reading the bible.

Catholics Come Home

This website offers special information for those interested in joining the Catholic Church.  They have videos, blogs, and articles to help you discern God’s call for you.  Learn more

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The website offers answers to some of the initial questions you might have about RCIA process and includes a video of a Easter Vigil where people are being baptized.  Learn more

United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

This book is a great readable resource covering most of the Catholic faith (creed, sacraments, morality, and prayer).  It generally costs $24.95 and can be found at most popular book purchasing websites or the USCCB’s online book store.  Preview the text by clicking here.  ISBN: 978-1-57455-450-2

Basics of the Catholic Faith by Bill, Patty, and Lisa Coleman

This book is a practical and appealing reference tool including information about Jesus and his message, the Bible and the people and events in it, the Mass and the sacraments and their rituals, and the church and its beliefs, its saints, its prayers, and its traditions. The book normally costs $12.95.  Preview the book by clicking here. ISBN : 1-58595-109-9

What Catholics Believe: Exploring Our Faith Today by Joan Pahl Morris

The author of this book covers the beliefs of Catholics, but looks at how the Catholic faith was expressed before Vatican II and how the understanding has developed and been enriched in the years since. The book normally costs $10.95.  Preview the book by clicking here.  ISBN: 9-781585-952632

Church Tour

Below is a video that explains what you see in a Catholic Church.  We offer special tours at St. Francis de Sales for those interested in becoming Catholic.  Contact Ricardo Valdez (rvaldez@hfccmd.org) in the parish office to schedule a tour.