The third Sunday of September in the United States is celebrated as Catechetical Sunday in honor to acknowledge and commission those who are catechists. In his encyclical Redemptoris Missio, Pope John Paul II, said, “Among the laity who become evangelizers, catechists have a place of honor…Catechists are among those who have received Christ’s command to ‘go and teach all nations.’”
Catholic Charities’ Refugee Resettlement Program and a host of organizations will join together in hosting the 5th Annual Multi-Cultural Celebration on July 22, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 742 Arlington Road in Jacksonville. The festival begins with Mass at 11:00 a.m.
For our sisters and brothers in the Middle East: through the intercession of the Apostles, who established these most ancient churches, may Christians and all religious minorities would be freed from violent persecution.