RCIA Self Assessment Tool

RCIA How Are We Doing A Self Assessment ToolResizeImageHandler  published by RCL/Benziger is a great resource for RCIA teams.  The set of reproducible blackline masters provide an overview of each period and rite followed by relevant evaluation questions that help RCIA leaders and teams to identify strengths and weaknesses in specific areas.  The well constructed evaluation questions lead the evaluator to a greater understanding of the RCIA.

The Scrutiny Rites: The Presider’s Role

Turner bookby Kathy Kuczka

In Celebrating Initiation: A Guide for Priests author Paul Turner, a priest of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, leads priests through twenty-six rites of initiation, including adaptations for the baptized candidates, the various infant baptismal rites, and so on. With the Lenten season upon us, we will look at what he says about the scrutiny rites for unbaptized adults and children and the penitential rite for the baptized. Continue reading “The Scrutiny Rites: The Presider’s Role”

The Lenten Rites – Involving the Community

During the Feb. 21 Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion at the Atlanta Civic Center, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory acknowledges the names in the Book of the Elect with a prayerful kiss of peace.
During the Feb. 21 Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion at the Atlanta Civic Center, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory acknowledges the names in the Book of the Elect with a prayerful kiss of peace.

by Kathy Kuczka

Lent is laden with rites for the Catechumens and Candidates.   But, the rites aren’t only for the benefit of those in the process of initiation.   The Rite of Christian Initiation tells us that rites should be executed so that the “entire community benefits.” Here are some ways to involve the initiating community. Continue reading “The Lenten Rites – Involving the Community”