Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"Heart of Catechesis" website

(HT to Mark Shea). You can find it here. According to the site, has been established to work toward an authentic renewal of the ministry of catechesis as envisioned by the Second Vatican Council and the catechetical documents of the Magisterium. The website exists to offer informational resources for the personal formation of catechetical leaders, catechists, and all others involved in the ministry of handing the faith.

All resources on are rooted in an understanding that catechesis can be properly renewed only if it is centered on the Person of Jesus Christ. All catechetical efforts must be oriented toward communion with Jesus Christ and participation in the life of the Most Holy Trinity. The website draws its inspiration in a particular way from these words of Pope John Paul II:

[A]t 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.... Accordingly, 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.

1 comment:

Leslie K. said...

I am priviliged to be in a parish that believes in the RCIA process rather than a 'program' - and they send us Catechists to Franciscan University every year to study. To be able to give back to God's Church in this way is a wonderful experience.