Forming Adults

The National Directory for Catechesis (2005) says: "Catechesis of adults is the principal form of catechesis because it is addressed to the persons who have the greatest responsibilities and capacity to live the Christian message in its fully developed form." (p.187)

Therefore the Diocese of Buffalo embraces a vision of faith formation that lasts one's entire life. The journey toward discipleship influences our lives daily and prepares us to live the Gospel wherever we find ourselves.   The Department of Lifelong Faith Formation supports parish leaders and individuals in their mission to 'go and make disciples' through formation and education.  Vibrant parishes are those who are attentive to the on-going formation of adults.

Suggested Resources

Rejoice and Be Glad - Gaudete et Exsultate

         Reading guide by Bill Huebsch

Helpful Newsletter articles

What Difference Do Small Groups Make in the Parish... Belonging, Behaving, Believing

Facilitation Skills for Leaders of Small Faith-Sharing Groups

Small Group Challenging Situations

Ground Rules for Small Groups

Faith Formation with Older Adults.

Engaging Adults


Please contact us to learn more about how to enhance, or begin, adult faith formation in your parish.