Superficially, the project can be seen simply as putting in place that which should
exist as directed by the Church universal and local in its various documents (cf.
General Directory for Catechesis; Our Hearts Were Burning; National Directory
for Catechesis), as well as reflected by contemporary scholars of adult learning
and faith development (Feldmeier, Fowler, Huebsch, Regan and the Whiteheads
to name a few), namely an on-going adult faith formation process. However, the
pastoral reality of many parishes is that adult faith formation is not a priority and
is not perceived as integral to the life of the parish community.