Faith Formation is life-long catechesis (teaching the faith). It used to be called Religious Education but often gave the impression that at a certain point we graduated or learned all there was to learn about our faith. The term “Faith Formation” is continual and aims to deepen people’s contact with Jesus Christ via educational and enrichment opportunities. Designed to touch the intellect as well as the heart, these programs help people live and experience a more Christ-centered life.
The mission at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, is to provide effective ways to catechize people of all ages and backgrounds. In doing so, we create a connection to the “New Evangelization” envisioned by the Second Vatican Council. This opens the door to on-going conversion and a deep sense of faith. Ultimately, faith formation is oriented toward the question: “How do I practically and authentically live the Catholic Faith”?