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.
USCCB Resources from 2018 Catechetical Sunday : Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ
USCCB Leadership Institute Webinar Archive focused on Missionary Discipleship
Resources from 2014 Regional Celebration
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.