What is WCC?
WCC is Whole Community Catechesis. It is intergenerational learning & community building for EVERYONE in the parish. Events are designed for ages 5 years and up.
EVERYONE! WCC is a WHOLE PARISH event designed for EVERY parishioner: seniors, children, teens, young adults, couples, families, singles, empty-nesters.
EVERYONE is welcome!
What will we do?
Here’s a sample schedule for Sunday mornings.
9:40 – meet in Gathering Space for Coffee & donuts & overview of the day’s topic
10:00 – break up into groups for families, adults, teens. Folks in these groups will do a variety of activities and some additional catechesis. We even have a Veggie Tales group for younger children.
10:45 – come back to the Gathering Space for a closing prayer service and announcements.
When will WCC take place?
WCC will be the first Sunday of each month from October through April (six sessions - we will not meet in March). There will also be a repeat session on the following Tuesday beginning at 6 PM. The Tuesday evenings sessions will be bilingual.
What will we learn?
This year each WCC event will focus on a different theme each session. The themes will help us learn more about God and the Catholic Church. We will reflect on the theme and then come together to share what we’ve learned.
This year is the Year of Faith. Pope Benedict has asked us to learn more about Vatican II and about the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
At our October and November sessions we will focus on Vatican II; December, January, February and April will focus on the four pillars of the Catechism.
Is there a fee?
Donation baskets will be available and you’re encouraged to help defray costs for food and materials.
How do I sign up?
There’s no need to sign up ahead of time. Just join us on Sunday mornings or at one of the make up sessions.
What about Religious Ed?
This year our Religious Ed program and Sacramental Prep programs will be part of WCC. Families will register for Religious Ed and there will usually be one WCC session each month and two grade level religious Ed session each month. A calendar of all the events is available.
Families with children in First Eucharist will also have three Saturday morning retreats for parents and children. Parent meetings will help to better explain the expectations.