Pick up Pope Francis’s apostolic letter instituting the ancient ministry of catechist! The letter emphasizes the important vocation of lay people in work of evangelization and forming the Christian community.
Pope Francis calls for the formal recognition of lay catechists, who work in cooperation with their bishop as the primary catechist of the diocese. The pope further directs each national bishops’ conference to establish criteria for the admission, formation, and service of lay catechists. Specific norms, as well as the Rite of Institution, will follow.
Pastors, diocesan and parish faith formation leaders, New Evangelization ministry leaders, and seasoned catechists will want a copy of this foundational document, as the Church prepares to reinstate the lay ministry of catechist.
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