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May 20, 2010

2010 Catechetical Sunday Focuses On Marriage as a ‘Sacrament of Enduring Love’

Web Site Offers Materials for Couples, Catechists, Pastors
Catechetical Sunday is September 19

WASHINGTON— This year’s Catechetical Sunday theme is “Matrimony: Sacrament of Enduring Love.” Materials for Catechetical Sunday 2010 are now available online at Among the online materials, parishes participating in Catechetical Sunday can find prayer resources, art, catechist commissioning materials, plans for a catechist in-service, and an array of materials for teachers, pastors, catechists and others working with couples preparing for marriage.
Also included are a plan for a family and intergenerational retreat on Christian marriage, articles on Church teaching on various aspects of marriage, and resources for adult faith formation. Materials are provided in English and Spanish.
Catechetical Sunday is September 19 this year.

This year’s theme has been chosen to coincide with a variety of new Priority Initiatives from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, including the release of a pastoral letter on marriage and the For Your Marriage Web site (, as well as other Conference initiatives intended to strengthen marriage.

All materials are available online for free access and download. The USCCB will also provide, for sale, printed copies of prayer cards, family commitment cards, posters, and certificates in English and Spanish. These can be ordered directly at:
Keywords: Catechesis, catechists, Matrimony, marriage, Catechetical Sunday, resources


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