Diocese of Beaumont Catechist Day Keynote


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Keynote presentation for Catechetical Conference for the Diocesis of Beaumont

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Diocese of Beaumont Catechist Day Keynote

  1. 1. Diocese of Beaumont Catechist Day Open the Door of Faith
  2. 2. • Recognize the labor of Catechists • Rededicate ourselves to the Mission -Recognize the labor of catechists -Rededicate ourselves to the mission
  3. 3. “I stand at the door and knock” –Revelation 3:20
  4. 4. New Evangelization? What’s so new about it? New Fervor New Methods The responsibility of all!
  5. 5. It Starts With You! -Sacrament of Reconciliation -Rekindle love for Sacred Scriptures
  6. 6. -Re-propose the Gospel -Facilitate the encounter with Christ
  7. 7. Proclaiming the Good News
  8. 8. Catechesis as Key… Great Commission: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” Mt. 28:19-20 Make disciples Baptize Teach!
  9. 9. Catechesis as Key And now what?... • Inculturation and witness to secular world • Proclamation of the Gospel • Ongoing New Evangelization • Continuing reflection on documents of Second Vatican Council • Sacrament of Reconciliation • New methods • Catechesis
  10. 10. Three (Four) Keys to Being a Good Catechist-Pope Francis • From this morning’s International Congress of Catechesis 1. Familiarity with Jesus (be His disciples) 2. Go out to encounter others (go outside of oneself) 3. Not be afraid to go to the periphery (be missionery) 4. Love
  11. 11. CATECHESIS, CATECHISTS AND THE CATECHISM • Good Catechesis is essential for the New Evangelization. The Synod calls attention to the indispensable service that catechists provide the ecclesial communities and expresses profound gratitude for their dedication. All catechists, who are at the same time evangelizers, need to be well prepared. Every effort should be made within the possibilities of the local situation to provide catechists with strong ecclesial formation, that is spiritual, biblical, doctrinal and pedagogical. Personal witness to the faith is itself a powerful form of catechesis. The “Catechism of the Catholic Church” and its Compendium are, above all, a resource for teaching the faith and supporting adults in the Church in their evangelizing and catechizing mission.
  12. 12. Thank You! www.jcmoreno.net