Lifelong Formation

Catechetical Sunday

Catechetical Sunday Resources

While Catechetical Sunday is a day to recognize and celebrate the faithful who have received a particular calling from God to the service of parish catechetical ministry, it is also an opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of his or her Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Thus, catechists, as participants in Jesus’ mission of introducing others into relationship with the Father, include: parents, godparents and grandparents, parish catechetical leaders and catechists, ministers of youth and young adults, Catholic school principals and teachers, PreCana facilitators, RCIA leaders, and all individuals who provide faith formation to diverse age groups in various settings.

The resources below are intended to (1) assist parish leaders in planning for and celebrating Catechetical Sunday in the parish, and (2) enrich the faith-lives of all catechists.

  • General Resources
  • Archdiocese of Chicago Resources for Parish Leaders and ALL Catechists