GDC 72: Coordination of Catechesis

A few faith communities may have difficulty with the coordination suggestion here:

72. It is fundamentally important that initiatory catechesis for adults, whether baptized or not, initiatory catechesis for children and young people and continuing catechesis are closely linked with the catechetical endeavour of the Christian community, so that the particular Church may grow harmoniously and that its evangelizing activity may spring from authentic sources. “It is important also that the catechesis of children and young people, permanent catechesis and the catechesis of adults should not be separate watertight compartments… it is important that their perfect complementarity be fostered”. (Catechesi Tradendae 45c)

John Paul II’s 1979 document once again figures prominently. In some parishes, alas, RCIA, schools, parish religious education, and adult formation operate under different committees, staff members, and buildings. That’s probably a matter each faith community and staff need to ponder and discern. What about yours?

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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