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.
You might enjoy:
1. January 2017 newsletter article by Sr. Barbara Schiavoni, GNSH, about Faith Formation with Older Adults.
2. Dec. 2016 newsletter essay on Engaging Adults by Sr. Barbara Schiavoni, GNSH.
Please contact us to learn more about how to enhance, or begin, adult faith formation in your parish.