Catechesis

Deacon Bernie teaching“Catechesis is the act of handing on the Word of God intended to inform the faith community and candidates for initiation into the Church about the teachings of Christ, transmitted by the Apostles to the Church.

Catechesis also involves the lifelong effort of forming people into witnesses to Christ and opening their hearts to the spiritual transformation given by the Holy Spirit.” -Excerpted from the USCCB website.

Catechesis opens the mind and heart to God and enables His beloved sons and daughters to draw ever closer to Him. Many people who are served by SOLT have requested recommendations for ongoing education in the Catholic faith to aid in this process of knowing and loving God in order to serve Him better. Here are some reliable resources for catechesis:

EWTN Faith & Teachings

EWTN Catholic Q&A

Ascension Press Free Online Media

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

Bible Search

Catechism of the Catholic Church Online

Writings of the Church Fathers

Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas

Papal Documents