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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).
Celebrating the Catechetical Year 2012 was developed as a resource by the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). It was reviewed by the committee chairman, Most Rev. David Ricken, and has been authorized for publication by the undersigned.
Msgr. Ronny Jenkins
General Secretary, USCCB
Excerpts from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, second edition, copyright © 2000, Libreria Editrice Vaticana–United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, D.C. Used with permission. All rights reserved.
Scripture texts used in this work are taken from the New American Bible, copyright © 1991, 1986, and 1970 by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, DC 20017 and are used by permission of the copyright owner. All rights reserved.
Excerpts from Vatican Council II: The Conciliar and Post Conciliar Documents edited by Austin Flannery, OP, copyright © 1975, Costello Publishing Company, Inc., Northport, NY, are used with permission of the publisher, all rights reserved. No part of these excerpts may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise—without express written permission of Costello Publishing Company.
Excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 2010, ICEL. All rights reserved.
Excerpts from the English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours © 1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation (ICEL). All rights reserved.
Quotations from Code of Canon Law: Latin-English Edition: New English Translation (Codex Iuris Canonici [CIC]) copyright © 1998, Canon Law Society of America, Washington, DC. Used with permission. All rights reserved.
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