"...nobody in the Church of Jesus Christ should feel excused from receiving catechesis."
Catechesis, or eduation in our faith, is for everyone...adults, children, mothers, fathers, singles, grandparents...every Catholic. The presentation of catechesis is a responsibility of the entire Christian community. This is should not be the work of catechists and priests alone, but of the whole community of the faithful. The Christian community follows the development of catechetical processes, for children, young people and adults, as a duty that involves and binds it directly. (GDC 220) A fully Christian community can exist only when a systematic catechesis of all its members takes place and when an effective and well developed catechesis of adults is regarded as the central task of the catechetical enterprise.” (ACCC, no. 25).
St. Mary's is striving to become a parish in which catechesis takes place at all levels, where no member of the parish can say, "I don't feel I know my faith." We look forward to offering multiple opportunities for families, individuals, and groups to come together and discover what it means to say, "We Are Catholic."