Lifelong Faith Formation
Restore, Renew, Proclaim the Hope that is Christ
These resources are for everyone in the diocese, i.e., pastors, associate pastors, deacons, parish staff, parents and families. They are intended to assist us as a diocese in understanding more fully and implementing intentionally Bishop Libasci’s diocesan-wide initiative for strengthening lifelong faith formation and celebrating the Sacraments of Initiation in the restored order: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
The resources will be supplemented and enhanced regularly throughout the year of preparation (June 2017-June 2018), the three years of implementation (June 2018-June 2021) and in the years that follow.
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Lifelong Faith Formation
Lifelong faith formation provides opportunities and experiences throughout the entire life span to strengthen our relationship with and knowledge of God; to enhance our understanding of Scripture, Tradition and Catholic doctrine; and to sustain us in living as disciples of Jesus Christ.
Discipleship is a lifelong journey.
Adult Faith Formation - A Parish Priority
Prayer for “Restore, Renew, Proclaim the Hope that is Christ”
God of all life, through the resurrection of Jesus, your Son,
You restored the promise of eternal life to us,
whom you love from our first moment of life and for life without end.
Send your Holy Spirit into our hearts to renew our faith, hope and charity.
Stir up within us the desire to know, love and serve you more each day
so that our words and deeds will proclaim the hope that is Christ.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Celebrating the sacraments of Christian initiation in the order originally intended, that is, Baptism followed by Confirmation and then Eucharist, clarifies the intimate connection between Baptism and Confirmation and makes it easier to see the Eucharist as the summit of Christian initiation.
Why the Change? Frequently Asked Questions
Life is busy and travel isn’t always easy. That’s why the Secretariat for Catholic Formation is bringing its services to you! You'll have access to our webinars from work or home using a computer, laptop, or other mobile device with web access. Stay tuned to see what exciting and informative webinars we’ll be offering in the coming months.
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Posting videos here will be ongoing. They will relate to Lifelong Faith Formation as well as the restored order of the sacraments of initiation.
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Archdiocese of Denver
The Secretariat for Catholic Formation, will host several informative workshops from June 2017 – June 2018. The workshops will provide parishes, pastors, catechetical leaders and youth ministers with support, guidance, education, resources for lifelong faith formation and for transitioning to restored order.
Study Days 2017-2018
These days will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Locations and most presenters are yet to be determined.
September 21, 2017
Study Day for Pastors and Parish Staffs
Topic: “Implementing the Change in the Celebration of the Initiation Sacraments”
Presenter: Monsignor Marc Caron, Diocese of Portland, Maine
October 19, 2017
Parish Ministers Day with the Bishop
Topic: Presentation by Bishop Libasci and Publishers Fair: A showcase of materials from major publishers for lifelong faith formation and sacramental preparation in restored order.
November 15, 2017
Study Day primarily for Parish Catechetical Leaders
Topic: Forming Catechists and Parents
January 24, 2018 (Storm Date: January 25, 2018)
Study Day primarily for Youth Ministers
Topic: Comprehensive Youth Ministry
March 15, 2018 (Storm Date March 19, 2018)
Study Day for anyone involved in Adult Faith Formation (including RCIA teams and the formation of catechists and parents.)
Topic: Making Adult Faith Formation a Priority in the Parish
June 16, 2018
Study Day for Parish Catechetical Leaders, Youth Ministers, Catechists
Topic: Households/Families as the Domestic Church