At the heart of catechesis we find, in essence, a Person; the Person of Jesus of Nazareth.
Faith formation in Cathedral of St Joseph
Faith formation informs, forms, and transforms the person – whether child, youth, or adult – into a robust, vital, and life-giving Christian faith that is holistic: a way of the head, the heart, and the hands. Please see opportunities to get involved below.
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Current Book Study:
The DYNAMIC CATHOLIC Bible Study Series: Genesis - with Dr. Allen Hunt.
It's Time for a New Beginning
This incredible bible study will inspire you with age-old wisdom from the first moments of creation. You’ll find seven life-changing stories that will teach you how to live, show you who you are, and invite you to encounter the God of new beginnings.
In Genesis, nationally acclaimed Bible teacher Allen Hunt reveals that God is always waiting to give us a fresh start—and how learning to say yes to that offer can change our entire lives.
As the very first book of the Bible, Genesis is the perfect place to begin again. Its time-tested wisdom will teach you how to live, show you who you are, tell you the story of where you come from and where you are going, and help you experience the One who made you in his own image.
How well do you know God? Do you want to get to know him better? Have you ever really encountered him? Have you been waiting a long time to do so? Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, now is the right time to return to the incredible stories of Genesis and discover the essential foundations of a life of faith.
But most importantly, this incredible study–whether used in a group setting or as an individual– will guide you to your own deeply personal encounter with the hand of God and help you learn to see how he is at work all around you in your daily life.
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Growing in Faith
"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."
MATTHEW 21:19-20 (NABRE)
Thus, the teaching mission of the Church comes from Christ himself. The responsibility for fulfilling that mandate passes on unchanged to the bishops and to all Catholics.
Within each Catholic diocese, the diocesan bishop is its principal teacher. He is assisted by clergy, religious, and lay men and women who serve as educators and catechists in Catholic institutions, including elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, seminaries and parishes.
Catechesis is the act of handing on the Word of God intended to inform the faith community and candidates for initiation into the Church about the teachings of Christ transmitted by the Apostles. It also involves the lifelong effort of forming people into witnesses to Christ and opening their hearts to the spiritual transformation given by the Holy Spirit.
The teaching authority of the Catholic Church, called the Magisterium, lies with all of the bishops who are led by the pope and guided by the Holy Spirit. The pope and bishops are the authoritative teachers in the Church.
In the Diocese of Jefferson City, there are many opportunities to grow in one's faith. Each parish provides faith formation for children, teenagers and adults. This is often in our schools, Parish Schools of Religion (PSR), Bible studies, and lay movements, such as Cursillo, Marriage Encounter, Teens Encounter Christ and more.