WELCOME one and all!
Please take special note of the new Living and Leading by Faith Course Event Calendar above. This calendar will be updated as necessary.
To view pictures of the Fall 2012 Catechetical Leaders Convocation click HERE
“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations…I am with you always, until the end of the age”
Matthew 28: 19-20
In celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the start of the Second Vatican Council and the Twentieth Anniversary of the publication of The Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Pope Benedict XVI has declared a Year of Faith. “It will be a moment of grace and commitment to a more complete conversion to God, to strengthen our faith in Him and proclaim Him with joy to the people of our time,” said the Pope. The Year of Faith began on October 11, 2012 and continue until November 24, 2013, the Solemnity of Christ the King.
Please familiarize yourself with this web site and check it often for resources and information relating to the many initiatives and programs offered by the Office of Faith Formation. Take special note of the Catechetical Resources box and the Digital Binder found on the right hand side of the page.
I thank you for your interest, and pray that this website will assist us in our mission to respond to Jesus’ commission to “Go and make disciples…”.
Theodore J. Musco, Director
Office of Faith Formation
Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn
Be Part of the New Evangelization
by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,
On Sept. 16, the Church in the United States celebrates Catechetical Sunday, an annual event which reminds us of the responsibility of the Church to teach and hand on the faith. This year’s theme is “Catechists and Teachers as Agents of the New Evangelization.”
As I have mentioned in numerous pastoral letters, the agents of the New Evangelization are no longer to solely be the priests and religious. Rather, it is the laity themselves who must help spread the Good News. The evangelization of the past depended so much on clerical and religious presence. That presence can never be eliminated. However, it must be augmented in the New Evangelization by the witness and labor of the laity.
Catechists are clearly those who hear the Word of God and are inspired to share it with others. A catechist is both a teacher and a learner who participates in the Living and Leading by Faith Catechist Formation Program (www.bqfaithformation.org). In our diocese, over 5,000 catechists teach in our Catholic schools, academies and parish programs of faith formation. What a wonderful way to volunteer and give of yourself! Click HERE to read more……..