St. Francis De Sales Program
St. Francis De Sales program is a Catechist Formation Program by the Diocese of Fort Worth.
As catechists our definitive aim must always be "to put people not only in touch, but also in communion and intimacy, with Jesus Christ" (GDC 80, CT 5). We must present a complete authentic instruction of the faith, faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church so that the fruits of the Church may not go unnoticed or unpracticed.
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The aim of the St. Francis De Sales Program is to form catechists. A catechist is a person who desires to teach the Catholic faith and become an effective witness of the Gospel. The primary emphasis of this program is to form faithful catechists. Throughout this journey, catechists will become familiar with basic catechetical concepts; understand the role of the liturgy, the RCIA process, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, proper methodology, lesson planning, and so forth in the areas of catechesis and catechetical instruction.
Our hope is that anyone who participates in this program will gain a better awareness and appreciation of catechesis and the central role it plays in forming the Catholic faithful to develop an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ with a love that is never ending.
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