Last night, my wife and I had the pleasure of attending the annual Chicago Archdiocesan Catechetical Ministries Awards Banquet at the Drury Lane in Oak Brook. This wonderful affair is a celebration of all things catechetical and is attended by over 600 catechists, DREs, pastors, and archdiocesan officials, including Cardinal Francis George, OMI, the Archbishop of Chicago. The evening is an opportunity for the Archdiocese to recognize 8 Archdiocesan honorees as well as a bevy of parish recipients for their dedication and achievements in the catechetical ministry. I love the opportunity to meet and greet so many wonderful catechetical ministers and to celebrate our ministry together! Hats off to the staff of the Office for Catechesis and Youth Ministry for another outstanding event!