Catechetical Sunday
Digital Toolkit

SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

Living as Missionary Disciples

Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus: we no longer say that we are “disciples” and “missionaries”, but rather that we are always “missionary disciples”. (Evangellii Gaudium, 119).

Catechetical Sunday Resources

A variety of resources from the NCCL and our partners to support your community of faith on Catechetical Sunday.

Catechists As Missionary Disciples

Take a spiritual journey this upcoming liturgical year and explore the call of the catechist to be a missionary disciple. For the seasons of Advent, Lent, and Easter, NCCL, NFCYM, NCEA, and CRS will accompany catechists in unpacking Catholic Social Teaching and its direct link to the baptismal call of missionary discipleship.

Catholic Social Teaching

CST 101 is a collaborative 7-part video series presented by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic social teaching. Lesson plans for grades 1-8 about the Catholic social teaching principles are available.

Becoming Missionary Disciples as a Family

You have the opportunity to take part in a partnership between NCCL and Catholic Relief Services to battle the ongoing water crisis around the world! You will gain access to the free resources that will help you to plan and facilitate opportunities to challenge your families to think globally and to act as missionary disciples!

USCCB Leadership Institute Webinars

A series of webinars and articles focused on this year's Catechetical Sunday theme.

USCCB Catechetical Sunday Resources

Visit the USCCB website for downloads, graphics, inserts, and more.

National Directory For Catechesis

Living as Missionary Disciples and its relationship to the National Directory for Catechesis. Utilize these great worksheets to assess your parish's response to Missionary Discipleship.

The Convocation of Catholic Leaders

This historic gathering assembled Catholic leaders for a strategic conversation, under the leadership of the bishops, on forming missionary disciples to animate the Church and engage the culture.

Going Forth As Missionary Disciples

Reflections on Bobby & Carol's Story.

Evangelization Matters!

Don't forget to enter in your text.

The Journey / El Camino

Give them more than information - Give them a way to
personally encounter Jesus as missionary disciples.

Living As Missionary Disciples

Resources for Evangelization are available at the Catholic Apostolate Center, including podcasts, videos, and more..

Build Bridges to Discipleship

Excerpts from the inspirational workbook, Build Bridges to Discipleship, to explore the theme of missionary discipleship in the evangelizing community.

Edificando Puentes al Corazón del Discipulado


Catechetical Sunday Toolkit

Learn more about Catechetical Sunday through this downloadable toolkit, which includes:
A Catechetical Sunday Faith Fact
A Prayer for My Catechist Activity
Celebrating Catechetical Sunday eBook
Prayer for a Catechist’s Soul Prayer Card

Catechetical Sunday – September 17, 2017