2015 Year of Consecrated Life, Praying for and encouraging Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life for Ireland & for Renewal of the Catholic Faith, and renewed faithfulness to the Teachings of Christ and His Church
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Catechesis is essential in renewing the Church
I found this statement on the Parish website of Ramsgate and Minster in England. I think it is a vision for all Parishes to take on board.
We aim to teach and proclaim the Catholic Faith in its fullness and in complete fidelity to Holy Scripture, Sacred Tradition and the Magisterium of the Church. We cannot love what we do not know and therefore a good knowledge of the Catholic faith is essential to living out that faith in today’s world. A fully educated and active laity, ready and equipped to share their understanding of faith in the world is our goal. We provide catechetical and learning opportunity for people of every age and we want people to come to appreciate the depth and riches of the treasure of faith that they possess. We also provide opportunities for those who wish simply to enquire and understand the Catholic faith without prior commitment. Overall our aim is ‘catechesis from the cradle to the grave’