Lifelong Faith Formation
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.
Faith Formation Events:
- The Women’s Book/Bible study will begin a new book, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist (Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper) on Wednesday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Joseph Room, continuing for 6-8 weeks. The writer, Dr. Brant Pitre, uses the Hebrew Scriptures and Jewish tradition to frame the actions of Jesus at the Last Supper and to provide a fresh look at the heart of Catholic practice – the Eucharist. The cost of the book is $14.50. For more information, to join the group, or order a book, contact Charlotte Wening at email@example.com.
- SAVE THE DATE!"Surge of the Heart" is a parish mission where you will laugh, grow, be inspired, and never forget! It is a LIVE two-evening deep dive into the truth and beauty of Catholicism with renowned speaker and author Jon Leonetti. Mark your calendar! October 9 & 10 in the Cathedral School Gym. Childcare will be available.
Let us know how we can meet your faith formation needs!
Parish Schools of Religion
Parish Schools of Religion (often referred to as “PSR”) provide catechetical instruction to children and youth who attend public schools, so that young people can grow in intimacy with Jesus, be knowledgeable about their faith, and integrate the teachings of the Gospel into their lives. Parish religion programs also prepare young people for the reception of first sacraments.
These programs are often facilitated by parishes with a team of Catechists who serve, pray with and teach children within the parish in a class setting. These Catechists volunteer with the support of the parish religious education standards and procedures.
Parish schools of religion typically consist of weekly classes in religion for Catholic children who do not attend Catholic school. These classes are designed to help parents in their task of teaching their children the Catholic faith.
Parish Schools of Religion at Cathedral of St Joseph
At our parish, PSR consists of weekly classes in religion for Catholic children who do not attend Catholic school. We have designed our program to help parents in their task of teaching their children the Catholic faith.
PSR registration will be after the Masses on August 27-28 at the Ministry Fair.
Or fill out this form and send it to the Parish Office or email it to Julie Gramlich. PSR Registration 2022 2023
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.