August 25, 2020

Catechetical Sunday 2020 – I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you

This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 20, 2020. The 2020 theme is I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you. Those who the Community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday 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. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.


Celebrating Catechetical Sunday 2020
Marilyn Santos, Associate Director, Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis, USCCB

Holy Eucharist
Rev. Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield, USCCB

Putting Parents at the Center of Our Ministry Efforts
Dr. John M. Rinaldo, Parish Success Group

Little Flames of Faith: Accompanying Young Adults Into Fuller Parish Life
Diana Hancharenko, St. Angela Merici Parish in Youngstown, Ohio

Healing Hearts and Binding up Wounds: Reclaiming a Pastoral Perspective on Ministry with Young Adults
Paul Jarzembowski, Youth and Young Adult Ministries, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Acknowledging, Advocating, and Affirming the Vocation of Catechists
Erin McGeever, Director of Christian Formation, Diocese of St. Augustine


Let Parents Do the Formation

Build Relationships with Parents

Evaluate Current Adult Faith Formation Activities

Dr. John M. Rinaldo Catechetical Sunday 2020, “I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you.” Visit: Dr. John M. Rinaldo is a coach and trainer for Parish Success Group and an Adjunct Lecturer for Santa Clara University. John earned his Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.) in Leadership and Organizational Development from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, as well as a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Santa Clara University. John is the co-host of “The Church Podcast,” where weekly they discuss “all things ministry to help you do Church better.”

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