At the heart of catechesis we find, in essence, a Person; the Person of Jesus of Nazareth.
November 8th, 2020
If you are not receiving the Reminds I am sending from the app, please let me know and I will
send you a join link. I sent two Friday Mornings. This will be the mode of communication I use for
major announcements such as cancelations. Thanks!
The St. Jude Breakfast will be on November 15th and we will be serving from 8 am to 10:30 am. The
times are shortened a little since it is drive-through and they can eat it when they want. In order
to maintain sanity, we will be serving adult meals and kid meals. We will make up each to-go box
the same. The plan is to have the gravy in a to-go soup bowl that will seal so they can put gravy
on whatever they want when they eat it. They will drive up to the kitchen door and someone will
ask how many and collect the donation. Then we will take it out to them. This will be best for
those who don’t get around very good and it is probably the safest way. The shifts this year will
be from 7 am to 8:45 am and 8:45 am to clean up. The cleanup will not take as long this year since
we will not have to take down tables and chairs and clean the floor in the hall. We also won’t have
the glasses, silverware, and trays to wash. Please let me know ASAP which shift your family
would be willing to help with. If you are willing to help with both, I will say an extra Rosary for
Father Mike will have the annual “Deer Hunters” Mass on Saturdays November 14 and 21 at 7:30
Please keep our friends and family who are hurting in your prayers and allow God to work
through us to console them.
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.