Lay Ministry Formation
Intergenerational or Whole Community Catechesis

From the General Directory for Catechesis:
Catechesis is nothing other than the process of transmitting the Gospel, as the Christian community has received it, understands it, celebrates it, lives it and communicates it in many ways (#105)

In giving attention to the individual, it should not be overlooked that the recipient of catechesis is the whole Christian community and every person in it. If indeed it is from the whole life of the Church that catechesis draws its legitimacy and energy, it is also true that ‘her inner growth and correspondence with God’s plan depend essentially on catechesis. (#168)

For consultations, training and resourcing in the models and strategies that address intergenerational catechesis, contact Joyce Solimini, Associate Director, at (518) 453-6670.

As parish leaders, we are asked to attend to diverse “settings” in which people learn:

  • The whole community or parish setting
  • The peer or age-specific setting
  • The home or family setting
  • The wider community

Helpful links for parish leaders:

FaithFormationLearning Exchange