Lifelong Faith Formation
The mission of the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation for the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings is to provide relevant, reliable, and trustworthy catechetical and educational material, consistent with the teaching of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, to enrich the faith lives of Catholics of all ages throughout Eastern Montana.
Nearly all the documents of the New Testament are letters written for the purpose of instruction on how to become more Christ-like. While these letters were written to specific communities nearly 2000 years ago, no one can deny their continued importance to the Christian life of our day. In addition to the content found in the letters, the very fact the letters were written has educational value. These letters were written as a type of “continuing education” for the newly formed Christian communities of the first century Mediterranean Region. The authors of the letters (mostly St. Paul) modeled for all generations, that education of the faith never ends.
You did not graduate faith formation with your reception of Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. In fact, that milestone was neither the beginning, nor the end of any kind. Rather, the reception of these sacraments, especially Confirmation, was a supply stop of sorts along a lifelong journey of faith. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, you had the gifts of the Holy Spirit stirred up and enlivened in your soul to help sustain you through the challenges which this life brings. Every time you faithfully receive the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist, you receive innumerable graces to strengthen your spirit and resolve to follow Christ. Just because one is fully initiated into the Church does not mean they are finished with learning about the Church and her head, Jesus Christ. That task is one which lasts a lifetime.
The Department of Lifelong Faith Formation is here to assist individuals, catechetical leaders, and pastors in providing the People of God of Eastern Montana with material to strengthen their faith and enrich their spirituality. The resources found on these pages are only a sampling of what is available. Everyone’s faith journey is different. Everyone will find enrichment from different sources. If you are not able to find one that works for you through the information provided, please feel free to call the Chancery for further assistance.