"At the heart of catechesis we find, in essence, a Person, the Person of Jesus of Nazareth, "the only Son from the Father...full of grace and truth," who suffered and died for us and who now, after rising, is living with us forever. The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ: only He can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity." (Excerpt from Catechesi Tradendae 5)
This ministry promotes and supports the ongoing formation of catechists, and serves as a resource for those involved in sacramental preparation. It also supports and encourages adult faith formation by assisting parishes with relevant resources. Finally, this ministry promotes handing on the faith through the six tasks of catechesis (GDC 85-86): knowledge of the faith, liturgical education, moral formation, teaching to pray, education for community life, and missionary initiation.
We know that there is an overwhelming amount of resources out there and that it might be hard to know where to start. Our office wants to make it easier for you and so has compiled a list of resources at all stages of your ministry (Getting Started, Growing, and Going Deeper). Please select one of the areas of catechesis to obtain our list of resources.
If you need additional information or further assistance, please contact Constance Price, M.Div., Ph.D., Associate Director, Catechesis at 416-934-3400, ext. 513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.