Catechetical Sunday 2017

To our Coordinators, Deacons and Pastors:

Catechetical Sunday 2017 was celebrated on Sunday, October 1 with its theme “Missionary Disciples in the Vineyard of the Lord." 
Building on Pope Francis’ definition of missionary disciples: Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Jesus Christ. We no longer say that that we are “disciples” and “missionaries” but rather we are always missionary disciples.”, we are called to share our loving encounter with Christ in word and action.

Catechists fit so easily into the definition of missionary disciples as our lived experience of the faith paired with Scripture and Tradition enable us to pass on the faith to the next generation.

These links will take you to the 2017 Catechetical Sunday Resources created by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB):



Included in the CCCB Resource package of resources are:
- Liturgical Suggestions for Celebrating Catechetical Sunday 2017 Rite of Commissioning Catechists
- Presentation and Blessing of Catechists
- How to use the Catechetical Sunday Resources
- Prayer for Catechetical Sunday

In addition to CCCB resources, I am attaching additional resources from RCL Benziger which you may find helpful. They include a reflection on Living as a Missionary Disciple and a Prayer for Missionary Disciples, a worksheet for Primary to Year 2, a worksheet for Year 3 to Year 5, a worksheet for Year 6 to Year 8 and a Family Worksheet.

Last but not least is this link to a must-see video of Missionary Disciples in action which is guaranteed to make
you smile.

Should you have any questions or require further information please email our Catechetical Consultant, Debbie Aker. 


Catechetical Sunday Contest with Credits CatSun ArticlePrayer


Welcome to our Worksheets: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Family

Click on the image to download in PDF. 

CatSun Reproducible K 2   CatSun Reproducible3 5  CatSun Reproducible6 8  CatSun ReproducibleFamily