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Catechetical Preaching Topics for "The Year of Faith 2012-2013"


As you know,Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has asked that the following topics be covered in all parishes during the second Saturday-Sunday celebration of the Eucharist each month throughout the Year of Faith:

Oct. 14 | 28th Sunday Ordinary Time…Year of Faith

Nov. 11 | 32nd Sunday Ordinary Time…Trinity

Dec. 9 | 2nd Sunday Advent…Jesus Christ, True God and True Man

Jan. 13 | Baptism of the Lord…Church

Feb. 10 | 5th Sunday Ordinary Time…Reconciliation

March 10 | 4th Sunday Lent…Sacraments/Sacramentality

April 14 | 3rd Sunday Easter…Real Presence

May 12 | Ascension or 7th Sunday Easter…Divine Revelation as Scripture and Tradition

June 9 | 10th Sunday Ordinary Time…Morality, Sin and Conscience

July 14 | 15th Sunday Ordinary Time…Social Teachings/Social Justice

Aug. 11 | 19th Sunday Ordinary Time…Mary and the Communion of Saints

Sept. 8 | 23rd Sunday Ordinary Time…The Mass

Oct. 13 | 28th Sunday Ordinary Time…Grace and Virtue

Nov. 10 | 32nd Sunday Ordinary Time…Death and Eternal Life

Nov. 24 | Christ the King…Christ the King Ruler of Hearts and Teacher of Prayer


The Catechism of the Catholic Church and these homilies are excellent starting points for our Wednesday night Adult Faith Formation discussions. We will experiment with using the Compendium: Catechism of the Catholic Church for our meetings. It may be purchased from the USCCB, online through retailers, or through the Parish Office (we should be able to offer a significant discount.)

We will publish the meeting dates after all parish staff members have checked them for possible conflicts, but in general they will be the Wednesday evening following each Catechetical Sunday at 7:00 PM in the St. Michael Media Room.