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.
Information for Parents – Christian Formation 2020-2021
How joyful that your children will continue or start their formation and growth in the faith.
- This year the parents at home (the domestic church) will play a more active role. The sessions are online (Zoom) and/or led by the parents.
- The first Sunday of the month the catechists will lead a session by Zoom at 4pm (for about 1 hour); previously to the beginning of the catechetical year each family receives materials that will be used at home (pending upon registration and paying the fees, although there is assistance with the fees if needed).
- The rest of the weeks, you, the parents will lead the sessions using the simple format we have given you and following the instruction in the parents’ guides online.
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.