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Faith Formation is Life Long
Learning and growing in our faith, in our relationship with God, is a life-long endeavor. As children, we learn the facts (at least some of them) of our faith, and as adults, we live into the meaning of those facts. We don’t “graduate” at Confirmation with our faith set for the rest of our lives. We continue to grow and mature in our faith as we do in other areas of our lives.
Like any good relationship, our relationship with God continues to grow and deepen as we work at it and at times struggle with it. It is not automatic but it is very possible to “go deeper” with God and with our Catholic faith. “The definitive aim of [faith formation] is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ.” (NDC, #19B)
Faith Formation is Communal by Nature
From our very beginnings, our faith has been communal in nature. Our God comes to us not alone but rather as Trinity, as God in relationship, in community. Jesus gathered disciples around him and spread the faith through men and women. The early Christians gathered in houses to share stories of God, to share food, and to care for each other.
As human beings, we are created in God’s image, which means, at least in part, we are created to be in relationship with each other and with God. We learn our faith and build our relationships with God in community.
Our formation in the faith, both as adults and as children, is best done in community – with other believers. While there are times and circumstances which necessitate individual learning or homeschooling, whenever possible, we strongly encourage that we learn and celebrate our faith with others. Sacraments, especially, are social and communal by nature.