Whole community catechesis starts with the premise that learning about our faith is a central part of being Christian, like prayer and Mass attendance. Unlike some other forms of learning, faith formation is ongoing throughout our entire lives.
Part of whole community catechesis is bringing people of all ages and life stages together to learn and share their faith. By connecting the generations, adults have the opportunity to learn and share with each other while also being role models for their children. Children learn to integrate faith formation and their parish community into their lives as their customary way of practicing their faith. Community Event participation complements other GIFT Faith Formation offerings by providing a well-rounded approach to learning and living our faith lives.
Community Events begin with dinner followed by an opening prayer and introduction to the event topic. The core learning portion of the event occurs in a variety of ways, although it is typically by age group or by households together. After the core learning concludes, participants come together for an activity and then a closing prayer.
The more that we as adults practice our faith as part of our everyday lives within our church, our homes, our workplaces, and the wider community; the stronger the faith of the next generation will be. Faith formation and education is all of our responsibility – not just the parish and not just the community – all of us together.
For information or to register, please contact
Carla Czyzewski at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847.620.3069
As individuals, couples and families,
when we experience and share our faith together as community
we are all richer for the experience!