The mission of the St. Margaret Mary Adult Formation Committee is to encourage life-long faith development through coordinating and providing religious education and spiritual renewal opportunities for adults at varying stages of their pilgrim journey.
|Members:||Kay Bashus||Lucretia Danielson||Valerie Conzett|
|Sue Mandel||Mary Moore||Jill Nienaber||Shelia Rynaski|
Adult faith formation provides a number of processes through which people may consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer and study. This must be the central task of the catechetical enterprise “becoming the axis around which revolves the catechesis of childhood and adolescence as well as that of old age”. (General Directory for Catechesis, #275)
“Every disciple of the Lord shares in his mission. … To grow in discipleship throughout life, all believers need and are called to build vibrant parish and diocesan communities of faith and service…. Pope John Paul II …envision[s] a laity who are living witnesses to Christ: well-formed in faith, enthusiastic, capable of leadership in the Church and in society, filled with compassion, and working for justice.” (Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us, USCCB, 1999, pp. pp.1-2, 11)