The Gospel of Matthew records Jesus’s parable about the reign of heaven being “like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind” (13:47). I suggest that a parish evangelizing outreach is like a net that may collect “fish” of every kind: unbaptized adults and children of catechetical age, baptized uncatechized Christians, baptized catechized Christians, baptized Catholics needing Confirmation and Eucharist, baptized Catholics needing only Confirmation, fully initiated Catholics who have been alienated from the Church and seek to return, and Catholics seeking an update. Continue reading “Sorting Fish: A Task at the Beginning (Part 2)”
In recent months some comments and written materials have come to my attention that have led me to believe that some clarifications are needed about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Continue reading “Sorting Fish: A Task at the Beginning (Part 1)”
Hi, welcome to the Atlanta Forum’s new blog. We hope you will find useful information, insight, and perspective to assist you in serving the people seeking a relationship with Jesus Christ through the RCIA. Implementing the vision of the RCIA can be overwhelming. In this blog, we will share some of our own experiences that we have found helpful in navigating through the rite. We also hope that this will be a platform for sharing ideas, stories, and best practices.
Let the conversation begin!