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Reconstructing Religious Education

At the heart of catechesis, we find the Person of Jesus Christ. Catechesis has to be more than textbooks and tests to determine if one is ‘ready’ for the sacraments. Lifelong discipleship that leads to heaven is our focus.  RE, with its emphasis on catechesis, has to be placed within the context of an overall comprehensive ministry and recognized as a piece in the process of evangelization.  We have to be okay with breaking molds and trying new things, and even failing.  Join us for a discussion on the ministry models for RE that St. Gregory the Great is implementing – both the successes and the failures.

Roundtable conversation/discussion on Reimagining the Sacrament of Confirmation

  • What does the church say confirmation is all about and what it is not?

  • What is really required by the church and the diocese, and what is not essential for confirmation?

  • What does a parish confirmation process look like that is successful in forming life-long disciples?

  • How do we accompany young people and parents in this sacramental preparation?

  • How can your parish lead young people and their parents through an encounter with Christ as they prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation?

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