Catechetical Sunday

Saturday, Sep. 18, 2021 - Sunday, Sep. 19, 2021

Location: All Parishes - Nationwide
Contact: Dianne Brady
Phone: (501) 664-0340, ext. 391

Catechetical Sunday allows parishes to recognize and thank those who give generously of their time and gifts in the work of catechesis. The special collection taken up on this day helps to fund those catechetical programs in Arkansas. It is divided equally between the local parish religious education program and the diocese’s Office of Faith Formation. For more information, contact Dianne Brady, director of the diocesan Stewardship and Development Office, at (501) 664-0340.

This day is also an opportunity to recognize those within your parish who have been called to serve as catechists and have them come forth to be commissioned for their ministry. For everyone else, it is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel and rededicate ourselves to this mission as a community of faith. This year’s theme is: "Say the Word and My Soul Shall be Healed." Visit the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' website to find resources to help your parish celebrate this event.