I like to think of the 50 days of Easter as a “festival of sacraments.” We are still celebrating the Inititation of the newly baptized from the Easter Vigil. Infant baptisms abound. First Communions are being celebrated everywhere. Spring weddings are taking place. Confirmations are happening. Ordinations are being celebrated. What a wonderful time of the year – of the Church year – the Easter season is, when we encounter the Risen Christ in so many profound ways.
Catechists are involved in a variety of ways with these celebrations, primarily preparing people for the reception of the sacraments. Today, I salute all my fellow catechists who have served with such dedication, helping others to prepare to encounter Jesus in the Sacraments we celebrate this Easter season. What a remarkable privilege to help others recognize how Jesus is inviting them to share in his divine life!