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"The catechesis of adults is the principle form of catechesis, because it is addressed to persons who have the greatest responsibility and the capacity to live the Christian message in its fully developed form."
- Pope John Paul II, Catechesis in Our Time
Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States
In "Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us," this pastoral plan for adult faith formation, the Bishops of the United States set forth these major goals:
The national plan is a clear call to help all ages of adults on their life-long journey of understanding their Catholic faith, proclaiming their faith, and living their faith. The development of adult faith formation must be intentional, organized and systematic.
Adult Catechesis promotes mature adult faith: the faith of the disciple who has been saved by Christ's redemptive love and who is being continually converted to him.
The major tasks for adult faith formation are:
-National Directory for Catechesis (48.A.2)
How To Use the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
To help parishes incorporate the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults (USCCA) into their programs and activities, the USCCB has created outlines of how to use the USCCA in various settings and time frames.
For more information, please contact:
Archdiocese of Indianapolis
1400 N. Meridian
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 236-1432 or (800) 382-9836 ext. 1432