The Year of Saint Paul
Brothers and sisters:
You know what sort of people we were among you for your sake.
And you became imitators of us and of the Lord….
The way of faith
- The church, in her doctrine, life, and worship, perpetuates and transmits to every generation … all that she believes. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 98)
- To proclaim the faith and to plant his reign, Christ sends his apostles and their successors. He gives them a share in his own mission. From him they receive the power to act in his person. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 935)
- Christ’s work in the liturgy is sacramental: because his mystery of salvation is made present there by the power of his Holy Spirit; because his Body, which is the church, is like a sacrament (sign and instrument) in which the Holy Spirit dispenses the mystery of salvation; and because through her liturgical actions the pilgrim church already participates, as by a foretaste, in the heavenly liturgy. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1111)
To see how you might use one of these three points in your catechesis, see “How to lead a 90-minute catechetical session.”
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