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Each year, the Catholic Church in the United States designates the third Sunday in September as “Catechetical Sunday”– a day on which to celebrate and pray for the Church’s mission to teach the Gospel to all people.
This year’s theme is “Teaching About God’s Gift of Forgiveness.”
As a catechist, you are responding to a call to share the gift of faith with others, even as you deepen your own faith. This call may have reached you through your pastor, the director of your parish’s religious education program, or through your role as a Catholic school teacher. But know that this calling ultimately comes from God whose Holy Spirit inspires and guides you.
Take a few moments to pray in thanksgiving and ask for the grace to serve in your vocation as a catechist with a special 3-Minute Retreat for Catechists.
A Prayer for Catechists
What’s Up with Catechetical Sunday?
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Planning and Activities
Back to School Resources
Authors Share Their Catechetical Influences
Pope Francis on the Parable of the Merciful Father
Understanding and Praying with the Parable of the Forgiving Father
A Source of Reconciliation and Joy: The Sacrament of Penance
Pope John Paul II and His Message of Forgiveness
3-Minute Retreat: Celebrate Forgiveness
Band-Aid of Love
Forgive Us Our Trespasses
How Would God Advertise?
Jesus Forgives Game
Lamb of God
Letter to God
My Peace Prayer Mobile