The National Directory for Catechesis . An Introduction for Parish Catechists and Catholic School Teachers.
The National Directoryfor Catechesis
An Introduction for
Catholic School Teachers
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.
(Introduction, Chapters 1 and 2)
(Chapters 7, 8)
(Chapters 9, 10)
freedom, pragmatism, science/technology, globalization, and mobility
(Exceptions: slightly fewer African-American; more Hispanic)
What are three cultural issues or influences in your parish or school?
What effect do these issues have on how you catechize?
Catechesis aims to bring about in the believer an ever more mature faith in Jesus Christ, a deeper knowledge and love of his person and message, and a firm commitment to follow him.
What would make your catechesis more evangelizing?
What is one way that you have tried to inculturate the Gospel message?
What and who has influenced your faith the most?
What insights did you gain from chapters 4, 5, and 6 about how to catechize others?
What area of catechesis seems most challenging to you?