The General Directory for Catechesis (GDC) put out by the Holy See in 1997 states very clearly that “catechesis for adults..., must be considered the chief form of catechesis .....” .(#20)
In addition, Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us, a statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, states “Adult faith formation, by which people consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer, and study, must be ‘the central task in (this) catechetical enterprise,’ becoming ‘ the axis around which revolves the catechesis of childhood and adolescence as well as that of old age.’ ”(#5)
The same document goes on to say in (#6) “To make this vision a reality, we, as the Catholic bishops of the United States, call the church in our country to a renewed commitment to adult faith formation, positioning it at the heart of our catechetical vision and practice.”
On-going Spiritual Formation
Conversion to Jesus Christ or discipleship is a life long journey. Our programs for adults include faith-sharing opportunities based on the Sunday Lectionary within the context of Small Christian Communities, Advent and Lenten series, retreats, scripture studies, ‘Into the Fields’ and family based catechesis for children and teens in the Faith Formation and Sacramental Preparation Programs.
THEOLOGY ON TAP
Theology on Tap is an opportunity for a parish to gather young adults aged 20 yr-40 yr old for conversation, theology and refreshments.. The group meets (local determined by the group) on a regular basis to discuss various issues that are affecting Christians in today’s society. The group is open to singles and married individuals who would like to come together to grow in their faith, to share friendships and experiences. Please call us if you would like to help get this program started.
ReMembering Church is for those who have drifted away or left the Catholic Church for one reason or another and are thinking about coming back. It offers the opportunity for dialogue, healing and/or forgiveness. Whatever the reason for your absence, our faith community would like to be given the opportunity to welcome you back.