April 22, 2022

Wanted: Your nominations for Excellence in Catechesis award

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Do you think your parish catechetical leader is awesome? Would you like to nominate him or her for an award?

The Excellence in Catechesis honor, recently renamed for Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein, has been awarded by the archdiocesan Office of Catechesis since 1996. To nominate someone, take a few minutes to provide brief answers to the questions below:

  • How do your nominee’s efforts help parishioners grow as disciples of Jesus, experiencing intimacy with him and enjoying participation in his holy, Catholic Church?
  • In what ways does your nominee’s ministry encourage parishioners to bridge the gap that can be present between knowledge of our faith and practicing it in everyday life—making religion a way of life and a virtue that benefits communities?
  • Providing meaningful experiences of formation for catechists helps bring about excellence—by God’s grace! How does your nominee encourage and motivate those who teach the faith with ongoing affirmation in the form of certification, recognition and commissioning?

Brief answers—two or three sentences—are sufficient to let us know the reasons you are nominating your parish catechetical leader. If you’d like to provide additional information, feel free to do so.

Please include the name of the nominee; his or her parish; your name; and the best way of contacting you. Each nominee’s pastor, administrator or parish life coordinator will be contacted to affirm nominations. Call 317-236-1446 or e-mail catechesis@archindy.org for more information on nominating your parish catechetical leader for this honor.

The deadline for nominations is May 10. †

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