Catechetical Sunday 2016
Dear Fathers, Deacons, and Catechists:
Soon we will begin our catechetical classes. As in the past, the Eastern Catholic Eparchial Directors (ECED) have prepared materials to help you and your Parish Family begin the catechetical year. Traditionally Catechetical
has been celebrated on or near the third
in September, however because of your parish’s unique situation, you may choose another
to begin your catechetical program. This year the theme is “Communion with God”. Please take the time to read the explanation of the theme and also the history of Catechetical
. Below you will also find sample bulletin announcements to help prepare the Faithful for this most important event in the parish. It is important that all members of the parish, as well as the catechists and students, understand the importance and significance of catechesis in the parish. Please use all of the enclosed materials to aid you in this understanding.
As in the past, all catechetical material should be ordered from
God With Us Publications:
Fax: 317-733-8799; call toll free: 877-484-1600), or log onto
If you have any questions please contact me at St. Mary Magdalene’s Rectory in Fairview Park, Ohio at 440-734-4644 or by email at
. You can also contact Fr. Andrew Summerson, the Assistant Director of Religious Education at
Have a great beginning of your catechetical year.
Mitred Archpriest John S. Kachuba
Director – Office of Religious Education