Role of the Parish
The parish is the preeminent place for the catechesis of adults, youth, and children. "Knowledge of the faith, liturgical life, the following of Christ are all a gift of the Spirit which are received in prayer, and similarly a duty of spiritual and moral study and witness..." Pastors have the duty to provide catechesis; parishioners have a reciprocal duty to participate in and support the catechetical activities of the parish. Parish catechetical efforts should be in harmony with the catechetical goals and objectives of the diocese.
-Nat'l Directory of Catechesis, 228-229