A Catechetical Framework Catechetical Modules (July 2015) Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Opening Prayer The Road to Emmaus (Luke 24: 13-35) Reflecting on Scripture Facilitator: Jesus himself approached them and walked with them. All: As a child of God I, too, am on a journey…my own faith journey. Although at times I may not recognize Christ’s presence, I pray that I may be open to Christ’s eternal presence and walk in His light. Opening Prayer (Continued) Facilitator: Jesus went and stayed with them. All: In Baptism and Confirmation, I was sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. May God continue to find a dwelling place in my heart. Opening Prayer (Continued) Facilitator: While Jesus was with them at table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them. All: Strengthened by the precious Body and Blood of Christ, May I be a source of nourishment to those I serve and love. Opening Prayer (Continued) Facilitator: They recounted what happened and how they recognized him in the breaking of the bread. All: As the heart of the Emmaus-walkers burned within them so long ago, I, too, experience the source of warmth and the light when I recognize Christ presence among us. May my words and actions reflect my fidelity to the Gospel, And may I lead others to witness to Jesus. AMEN. “…Christ’s presence among us…” Turn & Talk Essential Question for this Module… How will the Catechetical Framework for Lifelong Faith Formation (CFLFF) support me as a catechist in providing lifelong faith formation? Quick-check… Why was the CFLFF developed? What is its purpose? Let’s View the Cardinal’s Video! His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo www.archgh.org/OEC/Catechetical-Framework After viewing, journal…. Why was the CFLFF developed? What is its purpose? Turn & Talk: Share your written response. National Directory for Catechesis (NDC) (2005) “The object of catechesis is communion with Jesus Christ. Catechesis leads people to enter the mystery of Christ, to encounter him, and to discover themselves and the meaning of their lives in him.” (p. 55) Cardinal DiNardo’s Promulgation Letter (dated August 6, 2013) “The CFLFF is now the definitive framework by which catechesis is to be carried out in this Archdiocese. Beginning no later than January 6, 2014, all catechetical efforts and programming is to be done with reference to and in support of the goals outlined in this document. This is true in all catechetical contexts, be they archdiocesan programs, Catholic schools, parish formation programs, early childhood centers, university campus ministries, catechetical efforts in detention facilities, or home-based catechetical efforts.” Listing Activity What I know NOW about the CFLFF… What I learned from my GROUP about the CFLFF… C Framework L F F (Catechetical Framework for Lifelong Faith Formation) What do you know NOW about the CFLFF? (3-minute Quick List) Small Group Activity At your table: • Select a recorder/ reporter. • Share & combine your lists. • Be ready to share your group’s list with the class. Groups might consider… • What is the developmental history of the CFLFF? • Which Catholic documents were used? • What catechetical principles are advocated? • How is the Framework organized? Comments from Your Group Debrief/ Checking for Understanding (Formative Assessment) Show me your list!!!! …what you know NOW about the CFLFF... …and what you still need to know to be a better catechist! Extending Your Knowledge of the CFLFF What is the developmental history of the CFLFF? What is the HISTORY of the CFLFF? • • • • • • Began in 2007 (a revision of 1994 guidelines) Was a joint effort of OEC, OACE & CSO Received input from across the archdiocese Initially launched in fall of 2012 Promulgated by Cardinal August 6, 2013 Final document shared with Chancery, priests, and PCLs in fall of 2013 This Framework is unique; no other U.S. diocese has a document like this one !!! Extending Your Knowledge of the CFLFF Which Catholic documents were used? National Directory for Catechesis (#20) The Church has articulated six essential dimensions or tasks of catechesis. They are to… 1. Promote knowledge of the faith; 2. Promote knowledge of the meaning of the Liturgy and the sacraments; 3. Promote moral formation in Jesus Christ; National Directory for Catechesis (#20) 4. Teach the Christian how to pray with Christ; 5. Prepare the Christian to live in community and participate actively in the life and mission of the Church; 6. Promote a missionary spirit that prepares the faithful to be present as a Christian in society. Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age (2008) • • • • • The Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture Who is Jesus Christ? The Mission of Jesus Christ (The Paschal Mystery) Jesus Christ’s Mission Continues in the Church Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ • Life in Jesus Christ Other Catholic Documents… Sacred Scripture… … the heart of catechesis Catechism of the Catholic Church Church Teaching for Sexuality Education Extending Your Knowledge of the CFLFF What guiding catechetical principles are advocated? Guiding Principles of Framework 1. Lifelong from birth to adulthood, resulting in a mature, faith-filled, adult Catholic 2. Organized by six tasks 3. Goal: to form Christian communities of disciples 4. USCCB documents (doctrinal correctness) 5. Integration of human sexuality catechesis 6. Age-appropriate & systematic Extending Your Knowledge of the CFLFF How is the Framework organized? Learning Targets (developmentally-appropriate concepts to be addressed in lesson plans) • Clustered by TASK & by AGE of learners Birth to Age 5 (Early Childhood) Grades 1-5 (Childhood) Grades 6-8 (Early Adolescence) Grades 9-12 (Adolescence) Adults (Adulthood) Group Activity: 6 Tasks of Catechesis Group Activity: 6 Tasks of Catechesis 1. There are five forms of Christian prayer: blessing and adoration, petition, intercession, thanksgiving, praise. 2. Christians experience the Real Presence of Christ in the sacraments. 3. The Ten Commandments help people grow in respect for self and others. 4. Jesus came to save everyone. 5. Evangelization includes the initial proclamation of the Gospel and helping Christians grow in discipleship. Group Activity: 6 Tasks of Catechesis (Continued) 6. People come to know Jesus through the Bible. 7. Daily prayer nourishes a relationship with God. 8. Honesty, sharing, and forgiveness are a part of good relationships. 9. The pope and bishops serve as teachers to help Catholics understand right from wrong. 10. Every baptized person shares in the mission of Jesus to the world. Framework Schema Framework Schema (Vocabulary) Six Tasks of Catechesis Task #1 - Knowledge of Faith 5 Strands in Task #1 1.1 Jesus Christ Learning Targets – Grade 5 Example 18.104.22.168 The Passion, death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus is called the Paschal Mystery. CCC#1067 Framework (Numbering System) 22.214.171.124 5 is grade level. [MA is “mature adult.”] 1 is task number. 1 is the strand number. 4 is the learning target number. Checking for Understanding (Formative Assessment: Framework Vocabulary) Turn & Talk: Explain this statement from the CFLFF and use the appropriate vocabulary. 126.96.36.199 Jesus revealed to people God’s plan for true happiness. Task 4 - Prayer Strand 4.1 - Christian Prayer and the Our Father A3-3 yr - Prayer is a way to talk to God. Grade 4 - Prayer is a conversation with God begun at God’s initiative. Grade 6 - Daily prayer nourishes a relationship with God. Grade 8 - In the Gospels, Jesus retreated for prayer. Grade 10 - Scripture is a source and guide for prayer Adult - Jesus’ prayer life is, for the Christian, the model to live a life of prayer. Group Activity: Spiraling of Faith Concepts (Checking Your Understanding) • Read through all slips of paper. • What are these statements called? • Which “task” and “strand” do these statements represent? • Place them in a developmentally appropriate order • Explain why these “learning targets” are Christocentric. Correct Sequence of LTs • 188.8.131.52 – A sacrament is a sign of God’s life and love that gives grace. • 184.108.40.206 – A sacrament is a visible sign of God’s life and love given to the Church by Jesus Christ. • 220.127.116.11 – The Seven Sacraments are sacred signs through which Jesus Christ shares God's life with Christians. • 18.104.22.168 - Sacraments are liturgical celebrations that use signs and symbols revealed by Jesus Christ to celebrate and bring about God’s grace. Correct Sequence of LTs • 22.214.171.124 – Jesus Christ is present in the Church in a unique way in his sacraments by the power of the Holy Spirit. • 10.2.2.1 – The sacraments are the privileged way by which Christ sanctifies the Church through the power of the Holy Spirit and grants her the means of holiness. • MA 2.2.2 – Sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, through the power of the Holy Spirit; Catholics are sanctified and the Body of Christ gives greater honor and glory to God. Checking for Understanding (Formative Assessment) • For students in grades 1-5, what is the “deep understanding” about sacraments that the Archdiocese wants catechists to emphasize in faith formation? • How does that understanding extend for older students and adults? 3-Minute Pause (Stand & Share, if you prefer) • While the Framework document clusters learning targets by grade level, should you merely turn to your grade level pages and teach down the list of learning targets? • Why or why not? In Conclusion…our catechetical framework… • Lifelong from “womb to tomb,” resulting in a mature, faith-filled, adult Catholic • Organized by 6 “tasks”/dimensions of catechesis (GDC, NDC, & OHWB) • Sub-tasks or “strands” • Definitive statements (“learning targets”) of faith • Correlated to the Catholic documents • Goal: to form Christian communities of disciples Sacred Scripture… … the heart of catechesis – A list of 125 passages, coming from all parts of the Bible, which are absolutely essential to a mature appreciation of the Scripture – Cross referenced that list with the Lectionary for Mass Common Prayers & Formulas (by age level) Learning by Heart, our common language to grow in faith, should …begin early …be continual …be gradual Time to process what you’ve learned!! Popcorn Responses – Think and call out one to three words that describe what you now know about the CFLFF. Exit Slip On an index card, answer this module’s Essential Question: How will the Catechetical Framework for Lifelong Faith Formation (CFLFF) support me as a catechist in providing lifelong faith formation? Then, please answer this question: What was the most helpful part of this 2hour module that helped you answer the Essential Question? Your Commitment to Action Make a personal commitment to action/ a personal action plan. Decide how you will extend your understanding about the Framework. Be specific; what will you do to deepen your on-going faith formation as well as your catechetical ministry? Follow-up Opportunities • www.archgh.org/OEC/CatecheticalFramework • Cardinal’s Video • www.catecheticalresources.org Keep checking the curriculum website for catechetical resources; it’s always being updated. Closing Prayer Closing Prayer ALL: Be with us, Lord Jesus, on our road to Emmaus, Guide us on our journey and nourish us As we continue to walk in your Light. Open our eyes that we may see your presence among us; Open our hearts, that we may reflect your love; Empower each of us as catechists to echo the Truth that is found in you alone. We ask this through the power of the Blessed Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Amen.