Catechetical Sunday, 2011 – Do This in Memory of Me

Information is now available about Catechetical Sunday, September 18, 2011, with a theme of Do This in Memory of Me. It’s never too early to start planning!

Materials for Catechetical Sunday 2011 are available online in English and Spanish at Catechetical Sunday 2011 is September 18, and its theme is “Do This in Memory of Me.” You can order your Catechetical Sunday materials from NCCL. Watch for details.

“By reflecting on this theme, we are also preparing to receive the Third Typical Edition of the Roman Missal,” said Bishop Richard J. Malone of Portland, Maine, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis. “These materials will provide the opportunity not only to reflect on the beauty and mystery of the Eucharist, as found in the Scriptures and the Tradition of the Church, but also to be moved to a more intense participation in the Sunday celebration of Mass, worthy reception of Holy Communion, and a more intentional embrace of the Church’s sacramental life and mission.”

Materials available for free online include a reflection on the Eucharist, two catechist/teacher inservices, teaching aids on the Eucharist and Mass, bulletin inserts, family resources and an intergenerational retreat. The Catechetical Sunday website also includes numerous articles in English and Spanish and the document, “Happy Are Those Who Are Called to His Supper: On Preparing to Receive Christ Worthily in the Eucharist,” by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at

3 Comments on Catechetical Sunday, 2011 – Do This in Memory of Me

  1. hi Joe , could you please give me an explanation on why and when catechetical sunday was started and the role of catechists and the community as with regard to catechetical sunday

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