Tagged: adult catechesis

Catechesis and… Mojitos, anyone?

Catechesis and… Mojitos, anyone?

Call me a bore, but I’m becoming more and more convinced of the great need for adult catechesis. Two conversations this week sparked this new concern in me. The first was with a parishioner...

Catholicism

Catholicism

We are into week four of the Catholicism series, and I wanted to share with you how it’s going. In the week leading up to the first session on January 12th, each day brought...

Adult Formation

Adult Formation

I wanted to respond to Marc Cardonella’s post here and also Jonathan F. Sullivan’s here about how to provide adult catechesis that actually attracts people and responds to their real needs, experience, issues. There...

The Ecclesial Method, Part 3

The Ecclesial Method, Part 3

Having looked at the all-important preparation and proclamation (the heart of the catechesis), I want to now look at the third step: Explanation Just as our teaching follows God’s pedagogy (this is why the...

Welcome to September

Welcome to September

I’m enjoying the last few days of freedom before the craziness of September begins. This year I am hoping to focus a lot on adult catechesis, which the Church teaches should be the central...

The grace of conversion

The grace of conversion

I swear I have the best job in the world…! No sooner is Pentecost over than FOUR people show up at the presbytery this week wanting to become Catholics. How good is the Lord?!...

Not make-believe

Not make-believe

Last week I was struck by how, in our sceptical, rationalist culture, what we say can sound like make-believe to the uninitiated if we are not careful. I was telling the whole Story of...

The Importance of Sponsors

The Importance of Sponsors

I’ve just finished matching all our precatechumenate “enquirers” with parish sponsors. None of them came to their enquiry sessions with a strong Catholic friend, and so each time this happens, we sit down and...

Teaching on the Eucharist

Teaching on the Eucharist

I notice that I’ve written rather a lot of posts recently on the Eucharist, but it just happens also to be the main theme of our period of Mystagogia. We’re using a great programme...

I can’t wait for…

I can’t wait for…

… this new series to come out in the Autumn! It looks like it’s going to be a tremendous series of films designed to let Catholicism “speak for itself”. What I love about it...