Divine Worship and the Catechumenate

Discipleship

Discipleship is the task of every Christian. Baptism makes this so. Every person who comes through the baptismal waters is made new, is made priestly, prophetic, and royal- by God's design and the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ.

"The Church ... forms disciples. Seekers can begin to find in the Church fulfillment of their heart's desires. They are invited to undertake a spiritual journey that is focused on Jesus Christ and his Kingdom of salvation, love, justice, and mercy. Jesus reminds us that this Kingdom is already in our midst, and as his disciples we are called to assist him in bringing it to its fullness ."

United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, pages 6-7.

"Contemporary members of the Church, as followers of Jesus, can also be referred to as disciples."

United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, page 510.

In addition to the information below provided by the Office for Worship and the Catechumenate, also see the resources provided by the Office for Stewardship and Discipleship.