This resource, released in 2000, is intended to assist the Catholic education community in Ontario in both a reflection on, and a response to, the pressing need for ongoing adult faith formation in order to remain true to our purpose and reason for existence. We rejoice in all that is already taking place.
Catholic education is a gift that requires great care and loving attention on the part of all of its partners if it is to be conserved and enhanced through the new millennium. The pivotal challenge confronting the Catholic education community at the beginning of the 21st century is the compelling need for all of us to own our distinctive vocation in the Church. To aid in this ownership process continuing faith formation is imperative.
“Catholic schools … are privileged places, together with the family and the parish community, where our faith is handed on, and this can only succeed with the cooperation of all concerned.” We must support faith formation “in ways that are comprehensive, systematic, thoughtful, intentional, and well-resourced.”
(Renewing the Promise, 25)
We look forward to the next Provincial Symposium on Catholic Education – an in-person gathering in May 2023 focused on adult faith formation.
Check back in January 2022 as details become available!