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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 15, 2019. The 2019 theme will be "Stay with Us." Those who 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.
Four Keys to Train for Parish Outreach to the Unaffiliated
Adam Janke, Saint Paul Evangelization Institute
On Mission to the Nones - The Leadership Conversion and the Call to Disciple-Making
Rich Harter, Director of Evangelization, Marriage, and Family Life for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
“What Would Jesus Want Me to Do?” Cultivating a Positive Parish from a Black Catholic Perspective
Ashley Morris, Th.M., Archdiocese of Atlanta
Ripe for the Harvest
Julianne Stanz, Director of Discipleship and Leadership Development, Diocese of Green Bay
Helping Parents and Families Engage & Evangelize the Nones in their Homes
Dr. Robert McCarty, D.Min.
Guaranteed Opportunities to Evangelize
Jonathan Lewis, M.A.
Catechetical Leaders as Healing Figures of Christ
Dr. Mary Healy
Understanding the Struggles, Lived Realities of the Nones Part 3
Listening to Understand vs Listening to Fix - Roy Petitfils, MS, LPC
Understanding the Struggles, Lived Realities of the Nones Part 2
Cultivating Curiosity Over Defensiveness - Roy Petitfils, MS, LPC
Understanding the Struggles, Lived Realities of the Nones Part 1
Commitment to Relationship - Understanding Roy Petitfils, MS, LPC
Several clip art elements to use throughout your Catechetical Sunday materials.
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