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Whole Parish Approach to Catechesis

What is it?

  1.  Framework for providing religious formation and education at the parish level that involves ALL ages
  2. Comprehensive approach that is lifelong, centered in the events of Church life, and nurtures faith
  3. Complete process not a program for faith formation
  4. Also referred to as Whole Community Catechesis, Intergenerational Catechesis, Total Parish Catechesis


 What does it hope to accomplish?

  1. Form Adult Christians of mature faith.
  2. Deepen and enrich people’s faith with a greater awareness that they are the People of God in all areas of their lives
  3. Animate the world with the spirit of Christ.
  4. Sense of Catholicism as a comprehensive way of life