2011 Catechetical Sunday Materials Available Online, Theme: ‘Do This In Memory Of Me’

May 12, 2011 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON—Materials for Catechetical Sunday 2011 are available online in English and Spanish at www.usccb.org/atechetical-sunday/ Catechetical Sunday 2011 is September 18, and its theme is “Do This in Memory of Me.”

“By reflecting on this theme, we are also preparing to receive the Third Typical Edition of theRoman Missal,” said Bishop Richard J. Malone of Portland, Maine, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis. “These materials will provide the opportunity not only to reflect on the beauty and mystery of the Eucharist, as found in the Scriptures and the Tradition of the Church, but also to be moved to a more intense participationin the Sunday celebration of Mass, worthyreceptionof Holy Communion, and a more intentionalembraceof the Church’s sacramental life and mission.”

Materials available for free online include a reflection on the Eucharist, two catechist/teacher in-services, teaching aids on the Eucharist and Mass, bulletin inserts, family resources and an intergenerational retreat. The Catechetical Sunday website also includes numerous articles in English and Spanish and the document, “Happy Are Those Who Are Called to His Supper: On Preparing to Receive Christ Worthily in the Eucharist,” by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Promotional materials and clipart are also available.

The U.S. bishops began Catechetical Sunday in the 1970s as a way of affirming the work of catechists and teachers in the United States and of providing training resources. In 2009, the USCCB began offering Catechetical Sunday materials online. The Catechetical Sunday website received 273,093 hits in 2010. The theme for Catechetical Sunday 2012 will be “Catechists and Teachers as Agents of the New Evangelization.”


Keywords: Catechetical Sunday, web materials, articles, Roman Missal, Eucharist, catechists, teachers, parish, family, resources, USCCB, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Richard J. Malone, Evangelization and Catechesis

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