Neocatechumenate on our parish
      In our parish neocatechumenate has been working from 1989. Today, there is four neocatechumenal comunities in our parish. Neocatechumenate's "initial catechesis" are given during the period of Holy Lent.
Statute of the Neocatechumenal Way
Final Approved Text
June 2008
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The Neocatechumenal Way
     In the primitive church, when the world was pagan, those that wanted to become Christian had to begin a "catechumenate," an itinerary of formation in preparation for Baptism. Today the process of secularization had brought many people to abandon the faith and the church: because of this there is a necessity for an itinerary of Christian formation.
     The Neocatechumenal Way is not a movement or an association, but an instrument in the parishes at the service of the bishop to return to faith many of those who abandoned it.
The Way began in the early 60's in one of the slums of Madrid, by Kiko ArgĂșello and Carmen Hernandez, and was endorsed by the then Archbishop of Madrid, Casimiro Morcillo, who noted in that first community a true rediscovery of the Word of God and the implementation of the liturgical renewal proposed in that time by the Council.
     Having seen the positive experience in the church of Madrid, in 1974 the Congregation for Divine Worship chose the name Neocatechumenal Way for this experience.
It is a way of conversion through which the richness of the gospel can be rediscovered.
In these years the Way has diffused itself to over 900 Dioceses, in 105 Nations, with over 20 thousand communities in six thousand parishes.
     Recently as an answer to the Pope's call for a New Evangelization, many families that have lived this experience have offered themselves to help the mission of the church going to the most secularized and dechristianized places in the world, preparing for the birth of new missionary parishes.