Catechetical Resources for Pope Francis' 2015 Apostolic Journey to the U.S.A.
There is much excitement and anticipation for the visit ofPope Francis this September. A vital part of the preparation for the papal
visit is catechetical preparation.
The Archdiocese of Washington, in collaboration with the
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Secretariat for Evangelization and
Catechesis, is making available several resource guides to support the work of
teachers, catechists and youth ministers.These materials offer resources for the development of grade and
parish/school appropriate lessons focused on the papacy and the papal
visit.They also include material
suitable for adults.
For those attending the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) in Philadelpia, a special preparatory catechesis has been developed. The USCCB Secretariat for Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth is offering a series of reflections on the official WMOF catechesis.
We encourage teachers, catechists and youth ministers to
utilize these resource guides to create lesson plans designed to address the
learning needs of each individual class or group, with attention to age, ability,
culture, religion, current religion curriculum and prior knowledge regarding
the papacy. Teachers and catechists will establish the goals and learning
outcomes for each lesson with the approval of their principal or catechetical leader.