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 “Stay with Us,” quoting the two disciples on the road to Emmaus who invited Jesus to stay with them. (Luke 24:13–35)
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.
The Way of Discipleship by James P. Campbell, D.Min.
Discipleship Invites Us to Experience Intimacy with God by Joe Paprocki, D.Min.
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.
|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