The School of the Faith
The mission of the program is to, “create a pastoral institution that brings the message of Christ to the world through the formation of leaders in the Faith, and to project them apostolically.”
The program will take about two years to complete before the evangelizers are trained to catechize professionally. The evangelizers in Cuba will be going through Basic Formation, Intermediate Formation, and Superior Formation, as well as Superior Formation for Instructors. The classes will be rooted in the faith, and the evangelizers will be formed with the truth to spread the Gospel.
Today over 140 laity are enrolled in the School of Faith in La Havana, Camagüey, Bayamo, and Guantanamo, and 115 lay people been trained to catechize through the two-year program with the School of the Faith between the Catholic Dioceses of Camagüey, Bayamo, and Guantanamo.
Mirtha Martinez shared, "Catholic World Mission benefactors bring them hope! Through your support, your donation makes it possible for our trainers to go to Cuba and bring them the material and courses. It reminds them God has not forgotten them."
These evangelizers will learn the Bible, Christology, Christian Ethics, Ecclesiology, the Sacraments, Theology Mariology, apologetics, catechesis, history of the Church, integral human development, liturgy, practicing catechesis, and understanding their life in Christ. The teachers coming out of the program will be well versed in the Church’s teachings; able to defend our Church.
After each evangelizer goes through the program they are charged with living out their faith and teaching their communities. This program will give the people what they need to stand firm in their faith, and to stand up for what is right and wrong. This once Catholic nation is returning to its roots.