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  • Sacred Heart of JesusCatechists Hear the Most Amazing Things!

    The Diocesan Office for Catechesis helps many parishes with this process of review. We thought you might like to know that being a catechist is not all hard work and doctrine. In her novel The Colour Purple, Alice Walker, through the character Cel...

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  • The Roots of Teaching the Faith

    Modern day religious instruction (catechesis) can be traced to early Judaism in which the head of the Jewish household taught his family about the ancient prophets and their prophecies. Much later, when Christ said "Go and teach all nations, teac...

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  • Parish Sacramental Preparation

    Catechesis is the act of handing on the Word of God intended to inform the faith community and candidates for initiation into the Church about the teachings of Christ, transmitted by the Apostles to the Church.

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  • Catholics and the Catechism

    Yes! The main sources for all Catechesis are the Holy Scriptures and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. So where does the Catechism come into all of this?

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"The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch, but also in communion and intimacy with Jesus Christ"

(GDC 80).