WHOLE COMMUNITY CATECHESIS
Whole Community Catechesis is an
approach to total parish religious education - adult education and
religious education (grades 1-12) by which youth and adults as well
as children participate in faith formation gatherings throughout the
year. During Whole Community Catechesis gatherings all generations
(children, teens, young adults, single adults, parents, grandparents
seniors) gather together to deepen their relationship with Jesus.
Each gathering includes the following:
1. An opening all-ages experience (an introduction
to the topic using prayer, film, story, activities, etc.)
2. An In-Depth Learning experience which may either
be age-specific (all ages learn about the same topic in age
appropriate groups) or intergenerational (all present remain
3. Sharing of Learning Experiences.
4. Home Kits - Materials related to the subject of
the evening to allow learning to continue in each household.
2009-2020 Whole Community Catechesis Gatherings
Dates for 2009-2010 gatherings: Wednesday, September
9, 2009 / Wednesday, December 2, 2009 / Wednesday, February 24, 2010
/ and Friday, May 7, 2010.