Life Long formation is always needed and must be a priority in the Church’s catechetical ministry; moreover, it must “be considered the chief form of catechesis. All the other forms, which are indeed always necessary, are in some way oriented to it.” John Paul II (CT) Our minsitries of Faith Formation serve the catechetical needs of the whole parish for both english-speaking as well as hispanic minsitries. Age-specific ministries include adult faith formation opportunities such as scripture studies, youth programs such as Lifeteen, and children’s programs including religious education (CCE). Faith formation is indeed life-long, from the earliest years to the final breath. It is family oriented, bible based, and tradition honoring. We see, we learn, we take part in the Living Tradition of the Church through our appropriation of faith in our lives, in our time, in our family settings.
Catechesis is a responsibility of the entire Christian community. This is should not be the work of catechists and priests alone, but of the whole community of the faithful. The Christian community follows the development of catechetical processes, for children, young people and adults, as a duty that involves and binds it directly. (GDC 220) A fully Christian community can exist only when a systematic catechesis of all its members takes place and when an effective and well developed catechesis of adults is regarded as the central task of the catechetical enterprise.” (ACCC, no. 25).