Children Formation

Information for Parents – Christian Formation 2021-2022

How joyful that your children will continue or start their formation and growth in the faith.

  • In two weeks we start our new Catechetical year for grades K-8, September 18-19!  The office of Christian Formation is working on the groups, purchasing material, and getting the rooms ready. Those in high school meet on Sunday’s evenings starting August 22.
  • We will have a Zoom Parent Orientation on Sunday, September 12 at 3:00 PM. Make sure to see your email.
Children’s Catechesis

Catechesis is an education in the faith for children, young people, and adults which includes especially, the teaching of Christian Doctrine imparted, generally speaking, in an organic and systematic way, with a view to imitating the hearers into the fullness of Christian life. (CCC 5, CT 18)

What does the term “Catechesis” mean?

In the Greek (Katechein) the term catechesis means to reecho what Christ has taught. Thus, catechesis is the delivery of Jesus’ teaching found in what we call the Deposit of Faith which is made up of Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture. The most visible form of the Deposit of Faith is found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Catechesis is the organic, systematic, re-echoing of Catholic Church teaching to all who will listen.

The formation of the children, youth and adults of St. Gerard Parish in the Catholic Faith is a vital and important ministry.

Jesus was sent to reveal the deepest truth about God. He then commissioned His Church to do the same:  to teach about God, and to foster love of God and one another.