Church Teaching / Becoming Catholic


The Word of God

Catechesis is the act of handing on the Word of God intended to inform the faith community, and candidates for initiation into the Church, about the teachings of Christ as transmitted by the Apostles to the Church.

Catechesis involves the lifelong effort of forming people into witnesses to Christ and opening their hearts to the spiritual transformation given by the Holy Spirit.

The name of catechesis was given to the whole of the efforts within the Church to make disciples who help people to believe that Jesus is the Son of God and to educate and instruct them in this life, thus building up the Body of Christ.