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Recovery Month

DotSeptember 21, 2014:
Catechetical Sunday

DotSeptember 21, 2014:
International Day of Peace


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Dot The Archdiocesan Adult Confirmation Program is designed for practicing adult (18+) Catholics seeking preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation, who have been baptized, have received their first Holy Communion and have been educated in the Catholic faith through catholic schools or parish religious education programs. It's offered at various times at Staten Island, Manhattan and Newburgh.

DotThe annual Catechetical Forums are being held again this year at Sacred Heart Church, Monroe, and Cardinal Spellman High School, Bronx.  Directors and Coordinators of Religious Education, Parish Catechists and all people interested in Church teachings are invited.

Dot Each year, the third Sunday of September has been designated by the US Catholic Bishops Catechetical Sunday. This national celebration honors those involved in catechetical ministry. This year it is celebrated on Sunday, September 21, 2014 with the theme: Teaching About God's Gift of Forgiveness.

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Stumbling OnwardDot Jeffrey Essmann, a catechist at St. Francis Xavier Parish in New York City, shares his experience "learning from his third graders" in a recent article called Stumbling Onward in America Magazine.

Million Kids PrayingDotThe “National Council for the laity” invites you to help gather 1,000,000 children in order to pray for Unity and Peace under the protection of Virgin Mary.  The Day of Prayer will be in schools, in the classrooms, at playgrounds or in the school’s chapel, at 9:00 o’clock in the morning, October 18th. The idea is to teach the need of praying for the internal peace of each human being, as well as for the unity and peace of the family, the country and the whole world.

DotIWOPFThe International Week of Prayer and Fasting is a grassroots movement of Catholics and other Christians from around the world participating in a global network of prayer and fasting.  Find out more at

Pope App 2.0 Dot The Pope App 2.0 is now available in the iTunes and Google Play stores. Available in five languages, the app is free and can be downloaded on Apple and Android devices. Powered by, it features the latest papal news and information as produced by the Vatican’s own media services – including Vatican Radio.