In our secular calendar, we celebrate holidays such as Memorial Day, Labor Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Day, and Independence Day as ways of reminding us of people or events that represent the best of our core values: service, selflessness, human rights, freedom, etc. Similarly, in our liturgical calendar, we celebrate special days to remind us of people or events that represent our core spiritual values. On Catechetical Sunday, we call forth and commission those dedicated to the catechetical ministry to remind ourselves of the importance of growing in our relationship with the Lord through faith formation.
This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 18, 2022, and the theme is consistent with the Eucharistic Revival: “This is my body given for you.” In many parishes, catechists will be commissioned for their ministry. As always, the USCCB has a number of resources available for parishes to celebrate Catechetical Sunday.
We at Loyola Press and Catechist’s Journey always hope that you see us as the “catechist’s best friend,” and we strive to do all we can to partner with you in this most “splendid ministry” (Pope Francis’s term). With that in mind, we offer a number of resources to assist you in celebrating Catechetical Sunday, the ministry of catechists, and the Eucharistic Revival.
May this Catechetical Sunday be an opportunity for all of us to re-commit ourselves and to encourage others to deepen our relationship with the Lord through vibrant, engaging, and robust faith formation!
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