You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me before many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.2 Timothy 2:1-2
Formation sets as its goal, in the first place, making catechists aware that as baptized persons they are true missionary disciples, meaning active participants in evangelization, and on this basis are enabled by the Church to communicate the Gospel and to accompany and educate believers in the faith.Directory for Catechesis, 132
Leading to Jesus Series
Catechesis is about more than just transmitting facts and ideas, it is about helping people to get to know Jesus and to live a life as His disciple. This 7-part series will look at some of the fundamental principles to keep in mind when teaching the Faith so that that teaching can bear the fruit we would all like it to bear. These sessions will be of benefit for anyone who teaches others about the Faith, i.e., parents, catechists, RCIA team members, youth ministers and core, DREs, CREs, etc.
These sessions will be held in person at the Shrine of St. Therese in Pueblo and will be livestreamed on the Diocese of Pueblo Facebook page and Vimeo page.
Schedule and Vimeo Links:
- Oct. 20, 2020 – Christocentricity, Part 1 https://vimeo.com/461540089
- Oct. 27, 2020 – Christocentricity, Part 2 https://vimeo.com/461544339
- Nov. 3, 2020 – Making Room for the Holy Spirit https://vimeo.com/461547414
- Nov. 10, 2020 – You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have https://vimeo.com/461548919
- Nov. 17, 2020 – Disciples Make Disciples https://vimeo.com/461549510
- Nov. 24, 2020 – The Catechist is More Important Than the Program https://vimeo.com/461550101
- Dec. 1, 2020 – Gradually and In Stages https://vimeo.com/461550499
Each session will be 7:30-8:00 PM.
Online Formation with the Catechetical Institute of Franciscan University of Steubenville
The Diocese of Pueblo has a partnership with the Catechetical Institute of Franciscan University of Steubenville. The online workshops of the Catechetical Institute provide solid and inspiring doctrinal, methodological, and spiritual formation in catechesis. Individual and parish subscriptions are available. To visit the Diocese of Pueblo landing page on their learning platform, click here. To learn more about the Catechetical Institute, click here.