Total Parish Catechesis
Total Parish Catechesis is faith formation that flows from the Sunday liturgy, invovles the whol parish - children, youth, young adults, parents, singles, and older adults, and continues in the home throughout the week. No one is excluded. There's something for everyone.
Here's How It Works...
The whole parish gathers on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in Mother Marianne hall. We begin with 15-20 minutes of music, drama, witness talks, and prayer. The format varies each week.
Then we break into small groups for reflection on the Sunday readings, the liturgical year, and Catholic teachings. There are groups from pre-school through adult. A "Question of the Week" provided each Sunday helps to guide discussion.
Why It Works...
It builds community!
The total parish is involved in learning and sharing about the Catholic faith, new relationships are formed, bridges are built.
Focus on development.
Total Parish Catechesis focuses on developing a mature faith with adults who then hand on the faith to others - children, co-workers, family, and friends.
Sunday liturgy is more exciting.
The Sunday liturgy is more exciting because during the week the whole parish has been studying and praying on the Scripture readings from the Mass.
Not just another program.
Faith formation and learning is part and parcel of being Christian. It isn't optional. It's central, like being in the assembly at Sunday Mass.
Total Parish Catechesis meets Sundays from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. in Mother Marianne hall from September through May. All are welcome!