Directory for Catechesis

The 2020 Directory for Catechesis highlights the close link between evangelisation and catechesis and underlines that every baptised person is a missionary called to communicate the faith.

The publication of the Directory for Catechesis (2020) is an important moment for the Church in our time. It calls each believer to focus on their relationship with the Lord.

It calls for the pastors of the Church to create new ways to come to know Christ and proclaim him confidently in our own day and age.

This Directory provides a prism through which we can reflect the contribution of catechesis in our own settings and see how we can adapt them to remain always focussed on the Lord and what he asks of us.

The Directory “represents a further stage in the dynamic renewal that catechesis carries out” and is offered as framework for the local Churches to look once again at the connection between evangelisation and catechesis and see how it can be promoted in the world of today.

It is offered as part of a process that helps the Church to continue to reveal and celebrate God’s enduring love for the world and for the people he has created to be his own.


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Summary of the Directory for Catechesis

In this summary of the Directory for Catechesis (2020), we go back to the beginning of Pope Francis’s pontificate and his Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, which is the precursor to this new directory.

Analysing Catechesis in England and Wales

The long-awaited Directory for Catechesis was published by the Vatican on 23 March 2020 presenting the local church with the opportunity to re-examine the role of catechesis in today’s world.