“I came that they may have life and have it to the full” [John 10:10]
The ministry of Adult Faith Education in the Diocese of Sandhurst responds to the Church’s expressed need for programs and resources to support Faith Education, Spiritual Formation and Ministry Skills Training, recognising that all the baptized are called to share Christ’s mission in the Church for the world:
“We will be learning communities providing diverse, flexible and accessible opportunities for adults across the diocese to explore scripture, Vatican II, theology, Catholic social teaching, and a spirituality which connects prayer, faith, life, culture and mission.” [Sandhurst Diocese Pastoral Plan 2005, Goal 5]
“…spiritual formation ought to occupy a privileged place in a person's life. Everyone is called to grow continually in intimate union with Jesus Christ in conformity with the Father’s will, in devotion to others in charity and justice. ..” [Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of Pope John Paul II, Christifidelis Laici, 1988, par 60] .
“As sharers in the role of Christ as priest, prophet, and king, the laity have their work cut out for them in the life and activity of the Church. Their activity is so necessary within the Church communities that without it the apostolate of the pastors is often unable to achieve its full effectiveness.”(cf. 1 Cor. 16:17-18)”
[Vatican II, Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, 1965, par 10].
Adult Faith Education Sandhurst pages: Catholic Faith & Life, Scripture, Prayer & Spirituality -
Nihil Obstat: Fr Andrew Fewings, MA PP, Censor Deputatus,
Imprimatur: + Leslie R Tomlinson DD, Bishop of Sandhurst, 7th August 2012