Matrimony: Sacrament of Enduring Love is this year’s theme for Catechetical Sunday celebrated in the Diocese of Orlando on September 19. This year’s theme was chosen to implement the Bishops’ priority initiative of strengthening and protecting marriage and to support other USCCB activities such as the pastoral letter on marriage and the popular websites www.foryourmarriage.org and www.portumatrimonio.org.
Parish staff is encouraged to raise awareness of how parishes can become more effective marriage-building communities through resources of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for Catechetical Sunday. Materials for Catechetical Sunday are available online at www.usccb.org/catecheticalsunday. Among these online resources, you will find prayer resources, art, catechist commissioning materials, plans for catechist in-service, and an array of reading materials for teachers, pastors, catechists and others working with married and engaged couples. Materials are provided in English and Spanish.
All the online materials are available for free access and download. The USCCB will also provide, for sale, printed copies of prayer cards, family commitment cards, posters, and certificates in English and Spanish. These can be ordered directly at: http://www.usccbpublishing.org/client/catsunquickform.cfm.