Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect upon the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is also an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith. Those who have been designated to serve as catechists in our parish will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry.
What is Catechism if not the memory of God’s loving mercy? And what is a catechist if not a witness to the peace and joy of his forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation? -The Effective and Indubitable Sign of Forgiveness: Reflections on John 20:21-23 by Pierre-Marie Dumont (the article can be read in its entirety at http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/catechesis/catechetical-sunday/sacramental-forgiveness/theological-reflection-dumont.cfm)
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