Workshop:

Catechesis: Echoing what God has Revealed

“That which was from the beginning...that which we have seen and heard we proclaim to you...” (1 John 1:1, 4).  St. John Paul II proclaimed that, “The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ…” (Catechesi Tradendae, 5)  The work of catechesis is not just “education,” but “intimacy with Christ.”  God wants to make Himself known, to communicate His own Divine life to us and make us capable of responding to Him.  God gradually “pulls back the veil” by words and deeds, but especially in Jesus Christ, the mediator and fullness of all revelation.  By His revelation, God has answered all the questions of the human condition. God wants all to be saved, so he arranged that His revelation remain in its entirety and be transmitted to all generations.  This workshop focuses on the apostolic work of passing on the truths of the faith in an organic and systematic way.  This is done to make disciples of Christ and to initiate them into the fullness of Christian life through an encounter with the communion of believers and with Christ the teacher. “The whole concern of doctrine and its teaching must be directed to the love that never ends” (CCC 25).

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Workshop Presenter

Drake McCalister is the Coordinator of Catechetical Practicum for the Office of Catechetics at Franciscan University of Steubenville. In addition to his work at Franciscan, Drake serves the... Read more

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