Faith Formation

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.  Mt 28:19-20

Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.  Mk 16:15

Christ commissioned his apostles to “go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” As a result they “went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through accompanying signs.” Mk 16:20  Christ taught his apostles what he received from the Father: “What I heard from him I tell the world.”  Jn 8:26 The apostles, in turn, were to echo this divine word faithfully and completely. This “echo” of the Word of God is catechesis.

Pope John Paul II summoned the Church to undertake a new evangelization aimed at personal transformation, participation in the sacramental worship, development of a mature ethical and social conscience, ongoing catechesis, and a deepening integration of faith into all areas of life.

Excerpts from the National Directory for Catechesis.

Our Diocese is creating a framework for faith formation called Adults at the Center…a roadmap