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    Infinity & beyond Infinity & beyond Presentation Transcript

    • Infinity & Beyond Preparing teens for lifelong faith formation Charleen Katra & Adrian Herrera
    • Preparing teens for lifelong faith formation
      • TAKE THE TALENT SURVEY (10 min)
    • Preparing teens for lifelong faith formation
      • Objectives
      • “ to put people not only in touch, but also in communion and intimacy, with Jesus Christ” [GDC, no.80].
      • Calls for Mature faith
      • Clarifications
        • Foundational Formation (Remote)
        • Immediate or proximate
        • Ongoing formation
    • Preparing teens for lifelong faith formation
      • Six Tasks of Catechesis (serves as the Framework)
      • 1. Knowledge of the faith
      • 2. Liturgical life
      • 3. Moral formation
      • 4. Prayer
      • 5. Communal life
      • 6. Missionary Spirit
    • Preparing teens for lifelong faith formation
      • Baptismal Catechumenate (Methodology/ how to do this!)
        • 1. It highlights the responsibility of the entire faith community.
        • 2. Reaffirms the centrality of the mystery of Christ in all catechesis.
        • 3. Serves to inspire all catechesis which is lifelong and inherently the responsibility of the Christian community [GDC, no. 90-91].
    • Preparing teens for lifelong faith formation
      • Sharing your story
        • Charleen
        • Adrian
      • Consider Assessment tool/Discerning gifts & Talents (feedback)
    • Preparing teens for lifelong faith formation
      • G11 5.4.1:
      • “ The faith community is called to provide opportunities for the meaningful development and sharing of the gifts and talents of every member”
      • How do you try to incorporate this into your curriculum, or what do you think you are already doing in implementing this target? (share 1 min)
      • Large group sharing
    • Preparing teens for lifelong faith formation
      • Group Exercise (4 people)
    • Preparing teens for lifelong faith formation
      • G6 5.2.6:
      • “ Discernment is necessary to determine which aspects of secular values, peer pressure and media are harmful or helpful in developing loving relationships.”
    • Preparing teens for lifelong faith formation
      • G7 5.6.1:
      • “ Ecumenism is the effort among all Christians to bring about the fulfillment of Christ's will for the unity of his followers .”
    • Preparing teens for lifelong faith formation
      • G8 5.3.3:
      • “ Families challenged with serious issues are called to remember that a family is holy, not because it is perfect, but because in it God's grace is working.”
    • Preparing teens for lifelong faith formation
      • G9 6.3.1:
      • “ Discipleship involves the application of Catholic social thought to moral and social issues, both locally and globally.”
    • Preparing teens for lifelong faith formation
      • G10 6.4.3:
      • “ There are important points of contact between Christianity and Islam that make dialogue between Christians and Muslims potentially very fruitful.”
    • Preparing teens for lifelong faith formation
      • G12 5.4.2:
      • “ Faith communities are called to enable persons to grow towards a wholeness that is grounded in their right relationship with God and neighbor, and not dependent on physical strength, beauty, status, power or human achievement.”
    • Preparing teens for lifelong faith formation
      • G12B 6.3.2:
      • “ The Church in the United States has addressed unique issues as it has developed from an immigrant Church to the Church of the twenty-first century.”
    • Preparing teens for lifelong faith formation
      • G12D 5.1.1:
      • “ Every person is invited to share in God’s divine life by their continual growth as a disciple of Jesus.”
    • Preparing teens for lifelong faith formation
      • G6 6.1.4
      • “ Evangelization includes listening
      • to others share their
      • stories, as well as sharing one’s
      • own personal story of
      • faith”
    • Preparing teens for lifelong faith formation
      • Conclusion:
        • Through Baptismal Catechumenate we:
          • Build
          • Make transitions
          • Nurture potential
          • Empower their spiritual skills
        • We are also Catalysts of ministries
          • a. Called to work w/others
          • b. Beyond faith community
    • Preparing teens for lifelong faith formation
      • Charleen Katra 713-741-8793 [email_address]
      • Adrian Herrera 713-741-8799 [email_address]