“The Catechism is a statement of the Church’s faith and of Catholic doctrine, attested to or illumined by Sacred Scripture, the Apostolic Tradition and the Church’s Magisterium and is a sure norm for teaching the faith” Fidei Depositum 3″
We equip young people for mission by forming them in a knowledge in their Catholic faith. As it teaches the faith in summary form, the Catechism is our primary text for study in Holy Family Mission. We also draw from numerous other Catholic sources for our academic formation including Sacred Scripture.
Formation is guided by our in-house Core Team and staff, by invited experts, along with the option of distance-learning programs such as the Certificate in Catechesis from Catholic Distance University (recognised by the USBCC) and other formation resources throughout the Holy Family Mission year, with the intentional goal of preparing our missionaries to know, live and share their faith.
After a young person’s first year at Holy Family Mission, subsequent years may be undertaken in which formation continues but a greater emphasis is placed on mission and pastoral ministry. This involves fielding mission teams to work in a parish or in a cluster of parishes, teams dedicated to retreats in Holy Family Mission in Glencomeragh, or a team to help with the formation of new missionaries.