Catechetical Sunday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, the community celebrated Catechetical Sunday.

The 2019 theme is “Stay with Us.” 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.

Blessing of Catechists

Catechetical Sunday honors the dedicated women and men throughout our diocese who serve as catechists. They are witnesses to and teachers of Catholic faith to children, teenagers and adults. Those who have committed to serve as catechists were called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Religious Education parents were also blessed.

"The family, is so to speak, the domestic church."

This means that it is in the context of the family that we first learn who God is and to prayerfully seek His will for us. Parents of the Religious Education program were also blessed during the 9:00 and 11:00 am celebrations.

Blessing of prayer bears

Fr. Miguel and Fr. Marcos blessed prayer bears that were given to the Religious Education children. Children can put their intensions and prayers in the pouch of the prayer bears

video by Joe Najera

Religious Education students with their prayer bears.