Celebrate Evangelization and Catechesis

Catechetical Sunday

September 18, 2022: "This is my Body Given for You." - Luke 22:10

Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel.

The General Directory for Catechesis (Vatican, 1998) summaries the six fundamental tasks of catechesis as " helping to know, to celebrate and to contemplate the mystery of Christ" (85).

By celebrating efforts to form disciples, we harness the gifts of the Holy Spirit at work in our faith communities and recognize the Good News echoed int the fruits of the lives of learners.

2019 Evangelization & Catechesis poster

Download poster to print (11x17 or ledger-size paper)

Resources from National Celebrations

USCCB Resources from  Catechetical Sunday 2020 I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you

USCCB Leadership Institute Webinar Archive focused on Missionary Discipleship

Resources from 2014 Regional Celebration

Teacher/Parent Resources: A collection of Scripture passages, prayers, activities, and more.

God's gift of forgiveness cannot be earned. It is offered by God’s grace. As a gift from God, receptivity and openness on our part are necessary to receive it. Once we accept God’s gift of forgiveness, we are invited, led, and begin to see what was invisible without the gift of faith.