It Is All About the Journey: An Overview of The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

by Kathy Kuczka

Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, we spent many summer vacations traveling to visit relatives in New York. Uncle Frank was always the one at the wheel. He made sure we were up way before the crack of dawn so that we could get an early start. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why in the world we had to leave so early. We were on vacation after all, and as far as I was concerned, we didn’t have to be in New York at any time in particular. But according to Uncle Frank, “We have to make good time.”

There is a little Uncle Frank in all of us. We want to get to our destination as quickly as possible. We have become so driven toward destiny that we have forgotten how to enjoy the journey. Continue reading “It Is All About the Journey: An Overview of The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults”

Webinars!

The Office of Formation and Discipleship maintains a webinar database on a variety of topics including those related to RCIA.  Links take you directly to the site to purchase or view for free.  Liturgy Training Publications (LTP) also produces a number of webinars about topics related to RCIA.  The LTP webinars are not recorded and must be viewed live, however, webinars are offered on multiple dates.

Recruiting Team Members

by Lorraine Miller

God calls each of us by name. (Is. 43:1)

The most effective way to recruit team members is to personally invite them. This presumes you know the community well enough and the particular gifts of its members. If you do not, then it is helpful to consult with those who do. Consider the qualities that are important for an effective team. RCIA team members should be people who can keep confidences, are flexible, prayerful, enthusiastic, team players, and have a passion for our faith.
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