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Adult Faith Formation

“… adult Catholics must be mature in faith
 and well equipped to share the Gospel,
promoting it in every family circle, in every church gathering,
in every place of work, and in every public forum.
They must be women and men of prayer whose faith is alive and vital,
grounded in a deep commitment to the person and message of Jesus.”

— Our Hearts Were Burning, #2

Benefits of the The Gift Parish Planning Process

The Gift will help your parish:

  • Form an AFF ministry team including 2 or more parishioners + staff
  • Learn how to use a 5-phase planning process
  • Use a “systematic” approach to adult faith formation (6 tasks of catechesis + liturgical year)
  • Access diocesan-created examples/samples of AFF offerings
  • Choose published resources from an annotated list available online
  • Participate in diocesan training for adult learning methods/facilitation skills (Pathways)
  • Receive diocesan support

The Gift Parish Planning Process: Developing and Sustaining Adult Faith Formation