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A recent initiative of the Pastoral Institute is the "SPARC" (Special Presentation About Relevant Catholicism) project that seeks to "spark" interest in faith formation, and maybe by taking formal PI classes, through brief presentations on relevant faith topics. The current SPARC, available to all parishes and missions in our diocese who request it, is on "A Practical Introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church". Coming soon as a SPARC: "A Practical Introduction to the Bible". 

"In this Year [of Faith], then, the Catechism of the Catholic Church will serve as a tool providing real support for the faith, especially for those concerned with the formation of Christians, so crucial in our cultural context." (Pope Benedict XVI, Porta Fidei, 12)

If your parish group would like a SPARC on site, please contact us!