Planning for a new St. The teams represented the community, district and school-based personnel including students.
On the Permanent Validity of the Church's Missionary Mandate "Were not our hearts burning [within us] while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?
Before us, in the wonder of God's gracious plan, stretch new opportunities to proclaim the Good News of Jesus to all the world. We are eager to witness and share the word of life about the reign of God faithfully, so that each new generation can hear this word in its own accents and discover Christ as its Savior.
To do their part, adult Catholics must be mature in faith and well equipped to share the Gospel, promoting it in every family circle, in every church gathering, in every place of work, and in every public forum.
They must be women and men of prayer whose faith is alive and vital, grounded in a deep commitment to the person and message of Jesus. One way it does this is by nourishing and strengthening lay men and women in their calling and identity as people of faith, as contributors to the life and work of the Church, and as disciples whose mission is to the world.
To grow in discipleship throughout life, all believers need and are called to build vibrant parish and diocesan communities of faith and service. By "complete and systematic" we mean a catechesis that nurtures a profound, lifelong conversion of the whole person and sets forth a comprehensive, contemporary synthesis of the faith, 1 as presented in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
This catechesis will help adults to experience the transforming power of grace and to grasp the integrity and beauty of the truths of faith in their harmonious unity and interconnection—a true symphony of faith.
We pledge to support adult faith formation without weakening our commitment to our other essential educational ministries. This pastoral plan guides the implementation of this pledge and commitment. In the familiar story of Emmaus Lk We will ask them questions and listen attentively as they speak of their joys, hopes, griefs, and anxieties.
We will trust the capacity of prayer and sacrament to open their eyes to the presence and love of Christ. We will invite them to live and share this Good News in the world. They were burning because in Jesus the disciples caught a glimpse into the heart of God and found their world made new.
They saw for an instant the full scope of the Father's loving plan and its high point in Christ's death and resurrection.
In that perspective, the pathway of their lives opened from confusion and despair into conviction and hope, and they began to grasp the height and depth of God's mysterious love. What a profound learning experience that must have been!
For in it we see two adult disciples who, encountering the risen Lord, grow stronger in love, knowledge, commitment, and zeal. As then, today, "Those who are already disciples of Jesus Christ. All the other forms, which are indeed always necessary, are in some way oriented to it.
In refocusing our catechetical priorities, we will all need to discover new ways of thinking and acting that will vigorously renew the faith and strengthen the missionary dynamism of the Church.
Although the task may seem daunting, we need look back no further than the implementation of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults twenty years ago to find a model for success. Today, most parishes participate in the catechumenal process, which has brought the Church in the United States great benefit.
We seek similar fruits from adult faith formation. We write now to offer encouragement and to guide the reorientation of ministerial priorities and practices that we know this plan entails.
At the same time, we rely upon your pastoral creativity and dedication to implement the plan effectively.
We must go forward firmly rooted in prayer, open to the mystery of God's love, and in touch with the realities of the world. Our dedication and efforts, then, will bear fruit in God's way and time restoring all things in Christ. The catechumenate is a blessing for those becoming Catholic and for the entire faith community.
Renewal programs touch the lives of millions of adult Catholics. Countless Scripture study groups meet regularly to share the word of God and apply it to their lives. Faith-sharing communities are taking root and flourishing around the country.Please consider a donation to St.
Robert CHS. Catholic School Council has assessed the various needs within the school and has embarked on a donation campaign to help meet the needs of the school and to further augment educational resources and technology.
Thank you to those of you who came to Parents' Evenings and filled out parent questionnaires. If you would like a questionnaire then please pop into the school office and they will provide you with one. Erika Poirier and Marja Frederiksen of St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School were chosen as the design winners of the Orange Shirt Day logo contest.
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"We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing" By Konstantin Josef Jireček, a Czech historian, diplomat and slavist.