The Office of Catechetical Ministry of the Diocese of San Jose puts adults at the center of its faith formation efforts. It is our commitment to promote the vision of USCCB document: “Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us, ” A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States. It is our endeavor to offer trainings and deliver formation processes and resources to parish ministerial leaders to deepen the ongoing conversion of adults to make disciples of Jesus Christ.
Bishop Patrick J. McGrath on Adults at the Center of Faith Formation. An address to catechetical and youth ministry leadership May 12, 2016.
Resources for Adult Spirituality and Faith Formation
Click here for a list of recommended resources for Adult Faith Formation
These newsletters are brought to you by a small group of people who have been involved in ministry, especially adult faith formation ministry, for years. The convener/facilitator of this group and principal author of the newsletters, Janet Schaeffler, OP, has been deeply involved in adult faith formation since 1971 as a coordinator in parishes and as an archdiocesan director of adult faith formation, as well as author, national presenter, facilitator, consultant and one of the authors of the Leader’s Guide of Our
Hearts Were Burning Within Us. The members of the committee are longstanding pastoral ministers and experts in adult faith formation in parishes, universities, and business.
Here are some strategies recommended by the Adult Spirituality and Faith Formation Focus Group and the diocesan Department of Communication: