“The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ.”
These words of St. John Paul II are at the core of our high school theology curriculum and the Encountering Jesus series. By expanding their knowledge of the life of Jesus, his mission, and his saving actions, teens ready themselves for active participation in his Body, the Church, communion with him in the Sacraments, and friendship with him through right living with their neighbors. To encounter Jesus is much different than to only learn about him, meet him, or know him. To encounter Jesus demands a deeper connection that leads to a response.