Transforming Adolescent Catechesis

Transforming Adolescent
Laity, Family, Marriage, and Youth
Evangelization and Catechesis
Cultural Diversity in the Church
Transforming Adolescent
Stir into flame
the gift of God
Who “lit”/strengthened
my flame of faith when I
was a child?
I left at 28.
I left at 14.
I left in 18.
I left at 26.
I left at 16.
I am leaving
I left at 35.
I left at 20.
I left at 17.
69% of her
generation will
be confirmed
91% of her
generation were
79% of her
generation were
CARA, 2008
Moralistic Be nice because good people go to
Therapeutic God is my divine butler,
my cosmic therapist
and the goal of life is to
be happy
Deism God exists and
watches over the
what is missing?
The Church has all
that is needed to
feed this hunger
Catechesis is “the whole of the efforts within the Church to make
disciples, to help people to believe that Jesus is the Son of God, so
that believing, they might have life in His name, and to educate and
instruct them in this life and thus build up the Body of Christ.”
John Paul II, Catechesi Tradendae
Young people grow in their
Catholic faith by falling in love
with the person and message of
Jesus Christ, and mature in faith
when they let that love form
and transform them within the
Church, a community of
Adolescent catechesis is one
stage of a lifelong process of
embracing the Catholic way of
life that forms young disciples
by empowering them to know
and follow Christ in their daily
lives, thus becoming leaven for
the Kingdom of God in the
Our goal…
our dream
Empowered Parents and Faith-Filled Families
Vibrant, Youth-Friendly Parishes
Fruitful Partnerships
Comprehensive Ministry with Intentional
Systematic Faith Formation
• Inclusion, Trust, and Acceptance
Foundational Elements
The Power of
the Community
to Transform
Our Bright Spots
Briefly list your bright
spots here
Briefly list your
gaps here
Our Goal
To use your wisdom to
develop ideas on
strategically addressing
the gaps!
Small groups divided by gap
Brainstorm ideas
Choose group
Flesh out idea more
Transforming Adolescent
But faith is not an isolated act. No one can believe alone, just as no one can live
alone… Each believer is thus a link in the great chain of believers. I cannot
believe without being carried by the faith of others, and by my faith I help
support others in the faith. CCC166
Come Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of
your faithful and
kindle in us the fire
of your love.
Send forth your
Spirit, and we shall
be created. And
You shall renew
the face of the
earth. Amen.
Transforming Adolescent