Church of St Edward 9401 Nesbitt Avenue South - Bloomington, MN 55437 Phone: 952-835-7101
VISION of St. Edwards Faith Formation --
--ongoing conversion toward deeper relationship with God, others and creation -- the fullness of life for all as expressed by Christ.
Value and Belief Statements:
On-going conversion is its purpose, offering ways to reflect on that journey.
The parish community is a primary formative factor.
It is intergenerational and interdependent.
Adults are the primary focus, and are instrumental in Youth and Family Formation through the modeling and sharing of faith.
FROM THE GENERAL CATECHETICAL DIRECTORY --
"It is the task of catechesis to show who Jesus Christ is, his life and ministry, and to present the Christian faith as the following of his person." - #41
"Genuine catechesis is that which helps to perceive the action of God throughout the formative journey. It encourages a climate of listening, of thanksgiving and of prayer. It looks to the free response of persons and it promotes active participation among those to be catechized." - #145
"Catechesis ... is given by right on the basis of diverse and complementary age groups, on account of the needs and capacity of its recipients." - #171
"The Christian community is the origin, focus, and goal of catechesis." - #254
"The Christian community has received the gospel and the community is responsible to understand it, celebrate it, live it, and communicate it to the world." -GCD IN PLAIN ENGLISH, Bill Huebsch