Attention High School and College Graduates: Please send in your Name, School you are graduating from, College you will attend or are attending and Degree earned as well as a Picture for our 2018 graduates by May 15 to Kat@stpauloftarsus.com. Please indicate if you will be attending the Graduation Mass on June 2, @ 4 pm.

Religious Education Program

                                    

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.  And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”  (Matthew 28:19-20)

           “As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”  (John 20:21)

These commands of Jesus Christ to his apostles set the course from the very beginning for the Church’s fundamental mission to make disciples of all nations.  This mission is carried on (in part) through the ministry of catechesis.

Catechesis is sharing the teachings of Jesus Christ in such a way that a person comes to know about God, to believe in Him and his teachings, to enter into a relationship with God, and to be transformed by Him.  Catechesis involves teaching about doctrine as well as about the living practice of the faith.  Catechizing and being catechized are lifelong responsibilities for every Catholic.

While catechesis involves teaching others about God and what he has told us, it also involves helping us to become the type of people the Lord intended us to be when he created us.  We never reach a point where we have learned everything, and at no point can we stop sharing the teachings of Jesus Christ with others!

May the guidance of the Holy Spirit be your source of strength as you hand on the truths of the Catholic faith to your children. 

Thank you and God bless,                                         

Peggy DeClercq                                                                                                                          Director of Religious Education

 

 

For more information on Adult Faith Formation, please contact the Religious Education office at 586-228-6651.