Date: August 8, 2013. Nick Wagner and Diana Macalintal will explore what it means when the Church says that “the model for all catechesis is the baptismal catechumenate” (General Directory for Catechesis, 59).
As initiation ministers, we know that the RCIA is a powerful conversion process. The bishops in Rome know it too. That’s why they said that “the model for all catechesis is the baptismal catechumenate” (General Directory for Catechesis, 59).
So far, most parishes have not taken this seriously. Very few of our formation programs follow a catechumenate model. However, if they did, it would make our job so much easier. If the whole parish was focused on the stages and rituals of conversion—24/7—imagine how much stronger the RCIA would be in your parish.
That’s what we’re going to focus on in this important webinar. Specifically, we will explore:
- Why a catechumenate model is important for all parish formation
- What we mean by a catechumenate “model”
- How to take what we need—and no more—from the catechumenate process and apply it to parish-wide formation
- What might happen in your parish—especially to the RCIA process—if you moved toward this vision
This webinar originally aired on August 8, 2013. The full video/audio DVD recording includes access to a downloadable handout, recommended resources, and the online version of the webinar recording that you can view anywhere you have Internet access.
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