...a journey of faith
Lifelong Formation is an integrated journey of the entire Catholic-Christian community in response to the baptismal call to holiness as members of the Body of Christ, the Church.
The journey of lifelong formation:
- Is a growing awareness of God's self revelation and our response which often begins within a supportive environment of family and parish and which draws one more deeply into relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church;
- Seeks to understand and live the Story and Mission of Jesus placing the Truths and Tradition of the Catholic faith at the service of the common good;
- Honors and engages the entire life experience of the person, including familial, cultural, occupational and social dimensions;
- Flows from the celebration of Sunday liturgy that inspires faithful living through proclamation of the Scriptures and nourishment in Eucharist; always asking the question: "Where does the Breaking of Bread point us?"
- Embraces the mission of Jesus Christ through a moral life of conversion, transformation, and discipleship in, with, and through Jesus Christ;
- Deepens the relationship with Jesus Christ through personal and communal prayer, leading one to embrace life with the mind and heart of Jesus Christ;
- Expresses itself in a life of caring for others, especially the most vulnerable, and working for justice for and in solidarity with the oppressed and marginalized;
- Promotes a missionary spirit which inspires the faithful to evangelize inactive Catholics, alienated Catholics, and those without a faith community;
- Promotes authentic dialogue between religions and cultures seeking mutual understanding and fruitful cooperation for the advancement of peace, the dignity of the human person and the common good.
Office of Lifelong Formation: Roseann Quinn, SSJ, D.Min.
Delegate for Lifelong Formation