The National Directory of Catechesis states that the aim of catechesis is “to bring about in the believer an ever more mature faith in Jesus Christ, a deeper love and knowledge of his person and message, and a firm commitment to follow him.” The Directory also notes that catechesis should be a lifelong process for the adult, who is really the focus of catechetical efforts because of his/her ability to make a full response to God’s word.
An important element in this catechetical effort is the local parish community. It is the place where the Christian faith is first received and where that faith is deepened. In this community of faith, the faithful become aware of being the people of God and of their apostolic mission in the world.
One of the paths that Resurrection Parish has chosen to present a catechesis is through its Small Faith Sharing Groups. Here the leadership of the parish family firmly believes that the faithful will deepen their faith as the people of God and come to understand their role to be “lights to the world.”
Small faith-sharing groups meet seasonally and some meet throughout the year. There are groups meeting almost everyday. If you wish to join a group, please contact Deacon John Falkowski at 368-0146 x 110 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Angie Malmgren will facilitate a group beginning September 21 from 7:30 - 9:30 pm. The group will focus on Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si." They will use a reading guide by Bill Huebsch (will need to purchase). This group will meet at Spring Davidson and Jeff Milford's home. Contact Angie at email@example.com.
Fr. Bill Graney will lead a group beginning Thursday September 24 from 10 - 11:30 am.The group will focus on Fr. Barron's Word on Fire series, specifically the DVD series "Priest, Prophet King."
Pat Sormani will facilitate a group beginning September 12 and continue the second Saturday of each month. The group will either do a book study or view a vidoe series. Contact Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Louise Cheslet-Cora will facilitate a group on Mondays from 10 - 11:30 am. The group will focus on Pope Francis' encylical "Laudato Si." They will use a reading guide by Bill Huebsch. Contact Mary Louise at email@example.com.
Gerry Abrams will facilitate a group on Wednesday nights at 7 pm. The group will focus on Richard Rohr's book, "Falling Upward: A spirituality for the two halves of life." Participants will need to purchase the book. Contact Gerry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jack Sanders will facilitate a group every 2nd and 3rd Friday at 7 pm. The group will do a book study. Contact Jack email@example.com.
Pat Debski will facilitate a group on Thursdays, beginning September 24 from 7:30 - 9 pm. The group will do Lectio Divina (divne reading) on the upcoming gospel and also focus on Salesian Spirituality. Contact Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adoration at St. Ann's chapel in Wilmington Monday evenings at 8 pm. Contact Cory Zolandz at email@example.com.