Eastern Christian Formation
Catechesis and Faith Education is important on
all levels and indeed part of a life-long process of growth and formation in the
Faith. As the new school year begins we will undertake the “Eastern Christian
Formation” (ECF) of our children from Pre-school to High School. All children
are expected to participate. In the then next two weeks we will be getting
registration information for all parish children. In order to make the classes
more accessible, we will meet 2 times a month and the dates are posted in the
The first catechists in any child’s life are the family members with whom he or she lives. What happens at home – both positive and negative – provides lessons for life. In the family, faith is shared as part of the unfolding of daily life. The home or “domestic church” provides a real place in which a child learns to live his or her faith as well as understanding it
Our goal is to create a program of lifelong faith formation that is centered in and flows out of the events of Church life. It embraces all ages and generation, promotes faith growth at home and promotes participation in Church life.
The most effective catechetical program for adolescents are integrated into a comprehensive program of pastoral ministry for youth that includes catechesis, community life, evangelization, justice and service, leadership development, pastoral care, and prayer and worship. Such programs aim to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today; to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community; and to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person."
(National Directory for Catechesis, p. 201)
For More Information Please Contact: Father Elias