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Adult Formation and Catechesis

Evangelii Gaudium - On the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today's World - 2013
The Magna Charta for Evangelization and Pope Francis' vision for the Church.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition. Washington, D.C.: USCCB/Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2000.

The Catholic Bible, Personal Study Editio​n : New American Bible (NAB) (2nd edition) New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2007.

The Catholic Youth Bible (NRSV Catholic Edition) Winona, MN: St. Mary’s Press, 2000.

The National Directory for Catechesis, Washington D.C.: USCCB, 2005.

Leader’s Guide to the National Directory for Catechesis Washington, DC: USCCB, 2005.

Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us​: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States, Washington D.C.: USCC, 1999.      

Adult Catechesis in the Christian Community: Some Principles and Guidelines.  Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1990.

Leader’s Guide to Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States, Washington D.C.: USCC, 2000.​

Catechetical Instruction in the Code of Canon Law​​

Sons and Daugthers of Light - A Pastoral Plan for Ministry with Young Adul - USCCB 1996 (pdf)



Apostolic Letters, Encyclicals and Vatican Documents

Catechism of the Catholic Church. Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Washington, DC: USCC, 1994.

General Catechetical Directory. Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Washington, DC: USCC, 1971. 

General Directory for CatechesisLibreria Editrice Vaticana. Washington, DC: USCC, 1997.

Evangelization

Pope Paul VI. On Evangelization in the Modern World (Evangelii Nuntiandi). Vatican City/Washington, D.C.:USCC, 1975. Publication No.129-6.

Pope John Paul II. Go Into All the World (Euntes In Mundum). Vatican City/Washington, D.C.: USCC, 1988.

Pope John Paul II. On the Permanent Validity of the Church's Missionary Mandate (Redemptoris Missio). Vatican City/Washington, DC: USCC, 1990.

Pope Francis. Evangelii Gaudium. On the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World. Vatican City, 2014.

Reconciliation

Pope John Paul II. Rich in Mercy (Dives in Misericordia). Vatican City/Washington, D.C.:USCC, 1981.

Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus. Bull of Indiction of the extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. Vatican City 2015.

Small Faith Communities

Pope John Paul II. Apostolic Exhortation on the Vocation and Mission of the Lay Faithful in the Church and in the World (Christifidelis Laici). Vatican City / Washington, DC: USCC, 1989. Publication No. 274-8.

Other recent documents

Gaudete et Exsultate - On the Call to Holiness in Today's World, 2018

Amoris Laetitia - on love in the family, apostolic exhortation after the Synods of the Bishops 2014 & 2015

Laudato Si - on care for our common home (protection of the environment)

 

USCCB on Evangelization

Committee on Black Catholics. Here I am, Send Me. A Conference Response to the Evangelization of African Americans and The National Black Catholic Pastoral Plan. Washington, D.C.: USCC, 1989.

NCCB Heritage and Hope/Evangelization in the United States. Washington, D.C.: USCC, 1990.

USCCB. Go and Make Disciples, A National Plan and Strategy for Catholic Evangelization in the United States. Washington, D.C.: USCC, 2002 Publication #5-475.

Committee on Evangelization. Thy Kingdom Come, A Manual for Diocesan Evangelization. Washington D.C.: USCC, 1996.

Committee on Evangelization. Catholic in an Ecumenical and Interreligious Society Evangelization. Washington D.C. USCCB, 2004. Publication #5-641.

Committee on Evangelization. Ministry Through the Lens of Evangelization. Washington D.C. USCCB, 2004. Publication #5-609.

Committee on Hispanic Affairs. The Hispanic Presence in the New Evangelization in the United States. Washington, D.C.: USCC, 1996. #460-0 (English & Spanish edition)

Committee on Missions. Celebrating "To the Ends of the Earth" An Anniversary Statement on World Mission. Washington, D.C.: USCC, 1996. Publication #5-038.

USCC Department of Education. The Living Light. (Special Issue on Evangelization in the U.S. Catholic Church, (Fall, 1993.) 


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