Whole Parish Approach to Catechesis
What is it?
- Framework for providing religious formation and education at the parish level that involves ALL ages
- Comprehensive approach that is lifelong, centered in the events of Church life, and nurtures faith
- Complete process not a program for faith formation
- Also referred to as Whole Community Catechesis, Intergenerational Catechesis, Total Parish Catechesis
What does it hope to accomplish?
- Form Adult Christians of mature faith.
- Deepen and enrich people’s faith with a greater awareness that they are the People of God in all areas of their lives
- Animate the world with the spirit of Christ.
- Sense of Catholicism as a comprehensive way of life