How do I describe the ideals of the Church?

 

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Year of Faith: A Reflection for Catechetical Leaders

Week 45

Hebrews 12 verses 1-2:  Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith. For the sake of the joy that lay before him he endured the cross…

Catechism of the Catholic Church, nos. 2136-2137.  The duty to offer God authentic worship concerns man both as an individual and as a social being. “Men of the present day want to profess their religion freely in private and in public.”  

How do I describe the ideals of the Church (e.g., Mass attendance, community, sacraments, prayer life) in ways that encourage those to whom I minister to seek balance in fuller participation and the realities of their day-to-day lives? Do the ways I provide to share in the Church’s life respect people as individual and social beings?

Praying with and for you in this Year of Faith,

NPCD Executive Committee members & NCEA Religious Education Department staff  

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