In keeping with the USCCB's pastoral plan, Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us, the St. Jude Catholic Community emphasizes the need to LIVE our faith.
"The Church and its adult faithful have a mission in and to the world: to share the message of Christ to renew and to transform the social and temporal order. This dual calling to evangelization and justice is integral to the identity of the lay faithful; all are called to it in baptism" (OHWB 72).
"Accordingly faith formation seeks to help each adult believer to become more willing and able to be a Christian disciple in the world" (OHWB 73).
"The Church's catechetical mission aims to help the faithful of all ages to grow in both
human and Christian maturity, enriching the whole of life with the leaven of the gospel...(in all areas) for example, understanding and communicating the faith, skills needed for personal growth, the experience of family life, relationships, public service, and concern for the common good" (OHWB 64).
Pope John Paul II said, "The catechesis of adults is the principle form of catechesis, because it is addressed to persons who have the greatest responsibility and the capacity to live the Christian message in its fully developed form," (Catechesis in Our Times). For this reason St. Jude Catholic Community emphasizes lifelong faith formation for all members of our parish.