Catechetical Sunday 2021

On Sunday, September 19th, the Church celebrates Catechetical Sunday. This yearly celebration 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. The Directory for Catechesis reminds us that, “The catechist belongs to a Christian community and is an expression of it.” 

On Catechetical Sunday, those who are called to serve as catechists at the parish are called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Our COTLF/STS teachers and catechists will be commissioned by Fr. Manny at the 9am Mass. Please join us in praying for them as they begin their new year of ministry!

Loving Father, we pray today for our catechists. We thank you for their gift of ministry in your Church. Grant them your wisdom that they may grow in the understanding and teaching of your Word. Grant them also your love that they may be fruitful heralds of your Word and lead others to love you. Pour forth your Holy Spirit upon them to grant them wisdom about what is important; knowledge of the truths of faith; understanding of their meaning; right judgement about how to apply them in life; courage to persevere even in the face of adversity; reverence before all that is sacred and holy; and that loving zeal which leads others to a transforming encounter with your Son. We pray this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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