The Paradigm of all Faith Formation
The church teaches that “[c]atechesis for adults, since it deals with persons who are capable of an adherence that is fully responsible, must be considered the chief form of catechesis. All the other forms, which are indeed always necessary, are in some way oriented to it” (General Directory for Catechesis, 59). This requires a paradigm shift. A lot of Catholics take a school approach to catechesis. They think they attend classes, receive confirmation, and then they have “graduated” and need nothing else. But formation is an ongoing, life-long task of a Christian disciple. We are never finished. God is infinite. There is always deeper we can go in our relationship with him.
There are opportunities for adult faith formation and catechesis at Notre Dame Parish. These include classes on the bible and apologetics sponsored by the Archdiocese of Denver and hosted at Notre Dame. Father Ed’s First Friday Conversations occur over lunch every first Friday of the month from October – May. Check out the calendar.