Catechesis. An education in the faith. Unlike some other faith traditions, you have to learn how to be Catholic. Either you go to Catholic school or you go to PSR (Parish School of Religion). If you’re not fortunate enough to have been raised Catholic, you can join the Church as an adult after you’ve attended a series of classes.
See, in some denominations, all you have to do is walk down the aisle and say you want in, and you’re in. That’s all there is to it. It doesn’t matter if you think the original Peter, Paul, and Mary are a 60s folk group rather than three Catholic saints, you’re welcome to join the congregation. Not so with the Catholic Church. You have to understand the faith before you can commit your life to it.
It’s not that Catholics are snobs. We’re not. We just think it’s important that you enjoy all the wonders of the Church that Jesus founded.
Here’s the best part, there are any number of ways to continue exploring the faith, even if it’s been years since you graduated from Catholic school. There are books, videos, Bible studies, workshops, and thousands of web sites to help you grow in the faith. You don’t ever have to stop learning and growing your Catholic faith. You wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t interested in learning and growing.
Catechesis is cool?