How can we transmit a living, personal Catholic faith to future generations?
By coming to know Jesus Christ, and following him as his disciples.
There are immense challenges facing the Church today. Come walk with the presenters from the Catherine of Siena Institute as we go through the steps that will help Catholics make the conscious choice to follow Jesus as his disciples, transforming parish life and ultimately the life of the whole Church.
Drawing upon Sherry Weddell’s best-selling book, Forming Intentional Disciples, presenters share what we have learned about evangelization and making disciples from working with 130,000 Catholics in over 500 parishes in what we call FID Formation Days.
- how our larger culture affects evangelization;
- how to recognize the stages of another’s spiritual journey;
- how to have spiritual conversations with people of all religious backgrounds or none;
- the first hopeful signs of change in a parish; and
- the practical first steps parish leaders take when setting out to make their communities a center of discipleship.
An Institute staff representative can assist you in creating a formation event tailored to the unique needs of your community in length and content.
to find out how to bring a FID Formation Days event to your community.
From a Director of Religious Education who attended an FID event:
“One of the great fruits of Forming Intentional Disciples is that it can put something deeply into the mind of a catechist (like myself) to completely reorient me from thinking "What program can I offer to accomplish A, B, or C?" to start thinking "Where are my parishioners right now in their relationship with Christ, and how will our work as a staff help them take the next step?" and then form programs and events around that ideal.
--I can already see the visible changes due to such thinking.”