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1 Youth Culture!

2 Training Overview Session 1: Understanding Youth Culture Session 2: The Way Keryg-what? (Evangelization) Session 3: The Truth (Catechesis) Session 4: The Life (Life-long Discipleship) Session 5: The CHOSEN Program (Catechesis)

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4 Relativism The spiritual poverty of our age. Pope Francis The greatest problem of our time. Pope Benedict XVI

5 Relativism Has made us forget the truth about 1 God. 2 the meaning of life. 3 moral decision making. (Moralistic, Therapeutic, Deism) 4 how to debate important issues. (e.g. gay marriage ) 5 the dignity and value of life itself!

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17 The Way Keryg-what?!

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19 Kerygma Man is: Created with a purpose Broken Redeemed by God Called to conversion Invited into the life of the Church

20 The Catechumenal Model The model for all catechesis (GDC 59) Pre-catechumenate Catechumenate Purification and Enlightenment Mystagogy

21 Chosen and the Catechumenate Kerygma The Way Pre-catechumenate The Truth The Life Catechumenate Purification & Enlightenment Mystagogy

22 Chosen and the Catechumenate The Way The Truth The Life

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24 Pope Paul VI At every new phase of human history, the Church, constantly gripped by the desire to evangelize, has but one preoccupation: whom to send to proclaim the mystery of Jesus? In what way is this mystery to be proclaimed? How can one ensure that it will resound and reach all those who should hear it? (EN 22)

25 National Study on Youth and Religion Religion has a significant presence in the lives of many US teens. Parents are the most important influence & their faith is conventional. Most teens do not actually understand what they claim to believe, and they certainly can t articulate it. Catholic teens consistently scored lowest on most measures of religiosity.

26 National Study on Youth and Religion What do teens believe? Angels 42% Miracles 45% Life after Death 55% Evil spirits 71% Reincarnation 57% Astrology 46% Psychics 32%

27 Faith is a Feel Good Thing

28 Kerygma Man is: Created with a purpose Broken Redeemed by God Called to conversion Invited into the life of the Church

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30 The Truth Catechesis!

31 What is Catechesis?... the definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ. - CT 5

32 The Process of Conversion PRIMARY EVANGELIZATION The Way!"#$%&'# ()*+,&-./*0.1+ 2"#3+.0.*-# ()*+,&-./*0.1+ 4"#3+.0.*-# 51+)&%6.1+ DISCIPLESHIP The Truth The Life 7"#3+.0.*01%8# 5*0&9:&6.6 ;"#<=:&%&+9&# Mystagogy B"#C.66.1+*%8# 3+.0.*0.)&#

33 What is Catechesis? The specific character of catechesis... the twofold objective of maturing the initial faith and of educating the true disciple of Christ -CT 19

34 What is Catechesis? many pre-adolescents and adolescents who have been baptized and been given a systematic catechesis and the sacraments still remain hesitant for a long time about committing their whole lives to Jesus Christ -CT 19

35 Not only teaching the faith but arousing it unceasingly with the help of grace, with opening the heart, with converting, and with preparing total adherence to Jesus Christ -CT 19

36 Catechesis and the Sacraments intrinsically linked for it is in the sacraments, especially in the Eucharist, that Christ Jesus works in fullness for the transformation of human beings. -CT 23

37 What does the Church call for? Union with Christ A lively familiarity with the Holy Spirit A sense of belonging to the Church CCC 1309

38 From the classroom to an encounter.

39 RCIA Model PRIMARY EVANGELIZATION The Way Pre-Catechumenate Lessons 1-6 DISCIPLESHIP The Truth Catechumenate Lessons 7-17 The Life Purification and Enlightenment Lessons Mystagogy Immersed in the Mysteries

40 The Chosen Experience Video + Workbook + Small Groups

41 Small Group Emphasis

42 Beyond the Classroom - Retreat - Penance Service - Rite of Welcoming - Rite of Enrollment

43 The Process of Conversion PRIMARY EVANGELIZATION The Way!"#$%&'# ()*+,&-./*0.1+ 2"#3+.0.*-# ()*+,&-./*0.1+ 4"#3+.0.*-# 51+)&%6.1+ DISCIPLESHIP The Truth The Life 7"#3+.0.*01%8# 5*0&9:&6.6 ;"#<=:&%&+9&# Mystagogy B"#C.66.1+*%8# 3+.0.*0.)&#

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45 The Life Discipleship!

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47 75% stop attending

48 *" Confirmation Graduation

49 Keeping Our Kids Catholic A sense of belonging to the Church -CCC 1309

50 The Goal of Conversation To make lifelong disciples

51 Three Converging Journeys 1. Personal interior journey A lived relationship with Christ resulting in intentional discipleship. 2. The ecclesial journey into the Church Reception of the sacraments of initiation. 3. The journey of active practice - Receiving the sacraments, attending Mass, and participating in the life and mission of the Christian community. Forming Intentional Disciples, p. 54

52 What is Discipleship? D(E<F3?G<E# F((G# 5?GF(GF#!"#$%&'($)*#+')#,)"%"-. C(GF?D3GH#!+&&$)/'%#)",%&-.

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56 The Life Lessons Preparing for Lifelong Discipleship

57 Mystagogy Ongoing formation and missionary initiative, e.g. youth groups and parish ministry.

58 Connecting and Challenging

59 Engaging Parents and Sponsors Guides are designed to foster discussions and evangelize parents and sponsors

60 Downloadable Resources Retreat Penance Service Examination of Conscience Commitment Form Rite of Welcoming Rite of Enrollment Pre-Confirmation Interview

61 The Process of Conversion PRIMARY EVANGELIZATION The Way!"#$%&'# ()*+,&-./*0.1+ 2"#3+.0.*-# ()*+,&-./*0.1+ 4"#3+.0.*-# 51+)&%6.1+ DISCIPLESHIP The Truth The Life 7"#3+.0.*01%8# 5*0&9:&6.6 ;"#<=:&%&+9&# Mystagogy B"#C.66.1+*%8# 3+.0.*0.)&#

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64 The Chosen Experience!

65 The Lesson Flow Review Game Opening Prayer Videos/ Discussion Workbook/ Discussion Homework

66 Leader s Guide

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68 Welcome/Review Game 5 minutes [Review Game screen shot]

69 Challenge Review 5 minutes

70 Opening Prayer 3 minutes

71 Dive In 5 minutes

72 Watch It!/Small-Groups 50 minutes

73 To the Heart 10 minutes Sarah Swafford (Lesson 5)

74 Hero of the Week 5 minutes St. Josephine Bakhita (Lesson 9)

75 Challenge of the Week 2 minutes

76 Homework/Updates 2 minutes

77 Catechesis and Content Video Small Groups Workbook

78 Closing Prayer 3 minutes

79 The Chosen Experience

80 The Chosen Experience Retreat/ Penance Service """ Parish Classroom Discipleship & Mission Parents/ Sponsors Community

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