Catechetical Sunday

  

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 “Say the Word and My Soul Shall Be Healed.”

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.

Retiro de 3 minutos para catequistas


Resources for Catechists and Catholic School Teachers

Catechetical Sunday Prayer Card

Tarjeta de oración: Domingo Catequético

20 Tips for Catechists E-mail Series

A Prayer for Catechists

Catechist’s Journey

Join the Catholic Faith Formation group on Facebook.

Planning and Activities

Back to School Resources

Authors Share Their Catechetical Influences

Articles and Prayers

Arts & Faith Reflection on El Greco’s Christ Healing the Blind by Daniella Zsupan-Jerome

The Servant’s Healing by Loretta Pehanich

The Way of Discipleship by James P. Campbell, D.Min.

Discipleship Invites Us to Experience Intimacy with God by Joe Paprocki, D.Min.

Included in Discipleship: Strategies for Working with Children Who Are Developmentally Challenged

An Enabled Discipleship: Strategies for Working with Children with Motor Impairments or Orthopedic Disabilities

Discipleship Training: Strategies for Working with Children with Behavior Disorders

3-Minute Retreat: Sharing the Faith

3 minutos de retiro: Compartiendo la fe

Discipleship Articles at Catechist’s Journey

These articles by Joe Paprocki, Julianne Stanz, and other catechists and catechetical leaders explore themes of discipleship and evangelization.

Related Books

Preparing Hearts and Minds by Joe Paprocki
Jesus the Healer (Six Weeks with the Bible) by LaVonne Neff
Writing to Be Whole by Eddie Ensley and Robert Herrmann
Facing Pain, Finding Hope by Daniel Hurley, MD
Start with Jesus by Julianne Stanz
The Joy of Discipleship by Pope Francis
Developing Disciples of Christ by Julianne Stanz
Being Disciples of Jesus by Stephen Binz
A Church on the Move by Joe Paprocki