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"Safeguarding the Dignity of Every Human Person"
The ministry of the Word is a fundamental element of evangelization through all its stages, because it involves the proclamation of Jesus Christ, the eternal Word of God.
“The word of God nourishes both evangelizers and those who are being evangelized so that each one may continue to grow in his or her Christian life”
(National Directory for Catechesis [NDC] [Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2005], no. 17).
This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 21, 2014, and will focus on the theme "Teaching About God's Gift of Forgiveness." Those whom the community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity 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. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.
Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Green Vestments - Year A
Readings: Is 55:6-9 / Phil 1:20c-24, 27a / Mt 20:1-16a / Ps 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18
Theme: "Teaching About God's Gift of Forgiveness
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:The Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 Catechetical Sunday materials focused on the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. Catechetical Sunday, which is celebrated annually on the third Sunday in September in parishes across the United States, falls this year on the weekend of September 21, 2014, the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Bishop David L. Ricken,
Chairman of Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis.
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