Thursday, September 17, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Join Joe Paprocki and Julianne Stanz as they review and discuss the updated and revised Directory for Catechesis. Joe and Julianne will provide an overview of the revised Directory for Catechesis (2020) and explore the revised edition’s implications for how we think about, talk about, and go about doing the work of catechesis.The NEW Directory for Catechesis
How it Will Change the Way We Think About, Talk About, and Go About Doing Catechesis
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
1:30-3:00 PM (CDT)
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Sunday, August 16, 2020
This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 20, 2020. The theme is: “I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you.” What is new this year is the Leadership In- stitute which was formed to assist the bishops in their responsibility for promoting Catholic mis- sions in the United States. Also new is more Catechetical Sunday Resources, such as articles, vide- os and podcasts, which will be available on an on-going basis throughout the academic year.
Each one of us, by virtue of our baptism, is called to live our faith and to bear witness to the Gos- pel in our families, among our friends, and in our parish communities and society. To share in the Church's mission of Evangelization and Catechesis is to grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ and to hand on our precious faith to our youngsters. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportuni- ty to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. It is also an opportunity for us to rededicate ourselves to this mission as a community of faith.
It is in the family that the children are first catechized. Parents are the primary catechists of their children. They prepare the soil and plant the first seeds of faith. On Catechetical Sunday, not only do we highlight the work of catechists in our parish, but we also commend parents and guardians and encourage them to take seriously their role of making their home a place where faith is handed on to the next generation. This is why the rite of blessing of catechists used on Catechetical Sunday includes a blessing of parents and guardians.
This year, Catechetical Sunday Resources such as articles, videos and podcasts, will be available on an on-going basis throughout the academic year. We all, pastors, parents and catechists, should benefit from this availability. All you need to do is visit www.usccb.org, go to Leadership Institute and Catechetical Sunday 2020, then click on “Download Resources” and choose the article, the video or the podcasts of your choice.
Since the packet is in a pdf format, Adobe Acrobat is necessary to have in order to open these files. Should you need any help with respect to this electronic Catechetical Sunday packet, do not hesitate to contact me.
Wishing you a healthy, blessed and fruitful catechetical year, I am Sincerely yours in Christ,
Msgr. Georges Y. El-Khalli, Ph.D.
Eparchial Director of Religious Education
Our Lady of the Cedars of Lebanon Church
61 Rockwood Street | Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
T: 617-522-0225 | F: 617-522-0194