Celebrating the Catechetical Year 2009-2010 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. Richard J. Malone, and has been authorized for publication
by the undersigned.
Msgr. David Malloy
General Secretary, USCCB
Contributors to the USCCB resources for Catechetical Sunday 2009 on the USCCB
Web site include the following: Celia Sirois (theological reflection); Deacon
Juan Barajas (Spanish family resource); Sr. Ruth Bolarte (Spanish adult lesson
plan); Fr. J. Brian Bransfield, STD (teaching aid); Sr. Mary Beth Coyle (English
catechist retreat); Sr. Angela Erevia (Spanish diocesan leader resource);
Elizabeth Field and James Corr (prayers, catechist resource); Kathy Gallo and
Sue Grenough (family retreat); Sr. Linda Gaupin, PhD (English diocesan leader
resource); Terry H. Gerlach (parish leader resource); Sr. Judith Gomila
(teaching aid); Michele Harris (parish resource); Fr. Richard B. Hilgartner, STL
(teaching aid); Sharon K. Horgan (catechist in-services); Maryanne Harrington
(English adult lesson plan); Sr. Antoine Lawlor, DMin (catechist resource); J.
Michael McMahon, DMin (parish resource); Ida Iris Miranda (Spanish catechist
retreat); Fr. Robert Pesarchick, STD (teaching aid); Loyes M. Spayd (resource
for the pastor); Michael E. Steier, DMin (general editor); Jem Sullivan, PhD
(family conversations, resources).
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
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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
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Documents edited by Austin Flannery, OP, copyright © 1975, Costello
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Excerpt from the English translation of Rite of Baptism for Children
© 1969, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. (ICEL); excerpts
from the English translation of Directory for Masses with Children ©
1973, ICEL; excerpts from the English translation of Rite of Christian
Initiation for Adults (RCIA) © 1985, ICEL; excerpt (alt.) from the English
translation of Book of Blessings © 1988, ICEL. All rights reserved.
Excerpts from the Code of Canon Law: Latin-English Edition: New English
Translation (Codex Iuris Canonici [CIC])copyright © 1998, Canon
Law Society of America. Used with permission. All rights reserved.
Excerpts from The Prophetic Spirit of Catechesis: How We Share the Fire
in Our Hearts by Anne Marie Mongoven, OP, copyright © 2000 by Anne Marie
Mongoven, Paulist Press, Inc., New York/Mahwah, NJ. Reprinted by permission of
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Excerpts from Early Dominicans: Selected Writings, edited with an
introduction by Simon Tugwell, OP, copyright © 1982 by Paulist Press, Inc., New
York/Mahwah, NJ. Reprinted by permission of Paulist Press, Inc.
Excerpts from St. Augustine, Confessions, trans. R.S. Pine-Coffin,
copyright © 1961 by Penguin Group UK, London. All rights reserved.
Excerpts from St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Lectures on the Christian
Sacraments: The Procatechesis and the Five Mystagogical Catecheses
copyright © St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, Yonkers, NY. Used with permission.
All rights reserved.
Excerpts from Georges Bernanos, “Sermon of an Agnostic on the Feast of St.
Thérèse,” copyright © Le Castor Astral, Bordeaux, France. All rights
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