Adult Faith Formation Committee

The Adult Faith Formation Committee bears the responsibility to implement the goals and objectives that relate to adult formation and family life. The committee will implement the three major goals, the principles, and the six dimensions from the “Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States” by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. “Adult faith formation, by which people consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer and study, must be ’the central task in [this] catechetical enterprise,’ becoming ’the axis around which revolves the catechesis of childhood and adolescence as well as that of old age.’ This can be done specifically through developing in adults a better understanding of and participation in the full sacramental life of the Church. To make this vision a reality, we, as the Catholic bishops of the United States, call the Church in our country to a renewed commitment to adult faith formation, positioning it at the heart of our catechetical vision and practice”  (OHWB pp.5-6). The committee is advisory/consultative and operates on the principle of consensus.


Contact: Mary Ellen Weber (248-645-5396)