Religious Education is an umbrella for those ministries whose main goal is to catechize. According to the National Directory for Catechesis, "With God's grace, catechesis develops initial faith, nourishes the Christian life, and continually unfolds the mystery of Christ until the believer willingly becomes his disciple."
The object of catechesis is communion with Jesus Christ. Catechesis leads people to enter the mystery of Christ, to encounter him, and to discover themselves and the meaning of their lives in him. “At the heart of catechesis we find, in essence, a person, the person of Jesus of Nazareth, ‘the only Son of the Father…full of grace and truth, ‘who suffered and died for us and who now after rising, is living with us forever.” For in Christ the whole of God’s eternal plan is revealed, a plan that begins with the Father’s generation of his only Son and reaches its fulfillment in him.
At St. Francis Parish
The Catechetical Ministries under the Director are: R.C.I.A, LifeTeen, EDGE and Elementary Religious Education. Each catechetical ministry has it's own coordinator.
2013- 2014 Basic Catechist Formation
Echoes of Faith
Wednesday Evenings 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
at the Relgious Education Center (2424 Palm St.)
Module I (May/June 2013)
May 29th - Session 1: I Believe / We Believe, pt 1.
June 5th - Session 2: I Believe / We Believe, pt. 2.
June 12th - Session 3: Getting Started
June 26th - Session 4: The Learner
Module II (August/September 2013)
August 12th - Session 1: Liturgy & Sacraments, pt 1.
August 28th - Session 2: Liturgy & Sacraments, pt. 2.
September 11th - Session 3: Roles of the Catechist
September 18th - Session 4: Adult Faith Formation
Module IIII (October 2013)
October 2nd - Session 1: Prayer & Spirituality, pt 1.
October 9th - Session 2: Prayer & Spirituality, pt. 2.
October 16th - Session 3: Person of the Catechist
October 23rd - Session 4: The Scriptures, pt. 1.
Module IV (Oct/Nov. 2013)
October 30th - Session 1: The Scriptures, pt. 2
November 6th - Session 2: Catholic Morality, pt. 1.
November 13th - Session 3: Catholic Morality, pt. 2.
November 20th - Session 4: Methods
Individuals willing to answer their baptism call to preach the “Good News”. Please contact our Director, Alice Fry by calling the church office or email her to help prepare & connect you to serve in any catechetical ministry.