Still filled with joy and excitement of having welcomed Pope Francis to New York, our faithful parish catechists and catechetical leaders flocked to Cardinal Spellman High School last Saturday for the Bronx edition of our annual Catechetical Forums.
Bishop Gerald Walsh, the vicar for clergy and a faithful friend to the catechetical ministry was the principal celebrant of the Eucharistic Liturgy at the opening of the Forum. Citing an address from Pope Francis to catechists, Bishop Walsh reminded our catechists that it is they who keep the memory of God alive in themselves and revive it in others. His homily was so wonderful that we asked his permission to share it with you. He has agreed and here it is.
By the way, the Catechetical Forum for the Upper Counties will take place on Saturday, October 17, at Sacred Heart Parish in Monroe. The Rev. William Cosgrove, pastor of St. Augustine Parish in New City, will be the principal celebrant and our keynoter will be Dr. Joseph White, writer, editor and national consultant to Catholic publisher, Our Sunday Visitor.
Whether you are a catechist, a director/coordinator of religious education or someone who wants to know more about the faith and how it is handed on to our youngsters, please do join us. If you have children, you might be especially interested. Here are the details of the Monroe Catechetical Forum.
Hope to see you there.