What is faith formation?
Faith formation is catechesis (teaching the faith) which aims deepen people’s contact with Jesus Christ via educational and enrichment opportunities. Designed to touch the intellect as well as the heart, these programs help people live and experience a more Christ-centered life.
The mission of Saint Catherine’s Faith Formation office, is to provide effective ways (programs) of catechesis for people of all ages and backgrounds. And in doing so we create a connection to the new evangelization envisioned by Second Vatican Council, the work of recent Popes, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which open the door to on-going conversion and a deep sense of a faith. Ultimately, faith formation is oriented toward the question: How do I practically and authentically live the Catholic faith?
At The Church of Saint Catherine of Siena, groups like the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, RCIA, Bible Study, adult faith formation meetings, and the Siena Forum for Faith and Culture, are the tools to help us better understand the heart and mind of Jesus Christ and His sacrament, the Catholic Church. And in so doing, we are better able to share with others, to evangelize, our understanding of our Catholic faith.