Discernment

At the May Open Forum, Lorraine Miller from St. Philip Benizi gave a short presentation followed by discussion about “Discernment.”  Christian discernment in the RCIA is an awareness of the movement of the Holy Spirit and the signs of the Spirit in a person’s life. It involves recognizing exterior habits and dispositions as reflecting interior … Read more Discernment

Reflections of a “Newbie” RCIA Director: Catechesis as a Shared Journey of Faith

by Carl McColman, St. Thomas More, Decatur

This year my wife Fran and I begin our third year as RCIA directors at our parish. It still feels “new” to us and we continue to be humbled by how enormous a responsibility this is.  We find we must continually rely on God’s grace and guidance, which, in balance, seems to be a good thing!

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Adult Confirmation: A Joy and a Journey

Every year adults who want to be confirmed come to RCIA.  For these Catholics, it is important to honor their Catholic Baptism and pastorally consider their faith formation needs. The result for these people may be a time of preparation that is significantly shorter than for the unbaptized or those coming from another Christian tradition.  Roger Desjardins from St. Philip Benizi shared his story on how they minister to Adults seeking Confirmation.

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