Making Disciples – Diocese of Beaumont

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Date: April 13-14, 2018

The registration fee is waived for parishes in the Diocese of Beaumont.
Register by March 9, 2018 to receive the discounted rate!

Early-Bird Registration Regular Registration
$50 $60

Registration closes April 6, 2017

Participants are responsible for their own lodging

Click here for a map of hotels near the event venue.

Saint Jude Thaddeus Parish
6825 Gladys Avenue
Beaumont, Texas 77706

Schedule and session outline

5:30p Light Meal
6:30p How do we tell others about Jesus?
7:00p Six principles of the RCIA
7:30p Four pillars for forming disciples
8:00p What would happen if our parishes did this?
8:10p Liturgy: Adapted Presentation of the Creed
8:45p End

8:00a Breakfast
8:30a Morning Prayer
8:50a Mystagogy on Friday night liturgy
9:05a Overview of the RCIA
9:50a Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate: needs and the Christian response
10:25a Break
10:40a Check-in and feedback
10:50a Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate: five inquiry questions
11:00a Period of the Catechumenate: connecting needs and formation through parish life
12:00p Lunch
12:45p Period of Purification and Enlightenment
1:30p Period of Postbaptismal Catechesis or Mystagogy
2:15p Break
2:30p Team building
3:15p Wrap up and evaluations
3:30p Closing Prayer
3:45p End

Nick Wagner is the director and cofounder of, a free online resource for catechumenate ministry, and is a leading voice and trainer in Catholic liturgical and catechetical ministries. With more than 35 years of experience in ministry and in Catholic publishing, Nick uses his gift for translating theological principles into simple and clear language to inspire joy, commitment, and passion for faith in parish teams. Nick holds a master’s degree from Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, and is the author of many publications, including Seek the Living God: Five RCIA Inquiry Questions for Making Disciples; the award-winning book The Way of Faith: A Field Guide for the RCIA Process; and Field Hospital Catechesis: The Core Content for RCIA Formation

Diana Macalintal is the cofounder of, a free online resource for catechumenate ministry. She is an author and speaker on liturgy, music, prayer, RCIA, and intercultural ministry. She holds a Master of Arts in Theology from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and has served in campus, parish, and diocesan ministries for almost 30 years. Her latest books include The Work of Your Hands, a collection of prayers; Joined by the Church, Sealed by a Blessing, a parish resource for marriage preparation which she wrote with her husband, Nick Wagner; Living Liturgy, a Sunday by Sunday liturgical year resource; and Your Parish Is the Curriculum: RCIA in the Midst of the Community, all published by Liturgical Press.

About TeamRCIA
In 2007, Nick Wagner and Diana Macalintal began as a blog for RCIA teams. Today, TeamRCIA has grown to become a full-service online resource center with nearly 20,000 subscribers worldwide, a curated bookstore in addition to e-resource downloads, over 70 archived webinars, 120 podcasts, six different online courses for RCIA teams, three different live Institutes, and annual Video Marathon, and a book series for RCIA teams published by Liturgical Press. With over 60 combined years of parish and diocesan ministry experience, Nick and Diana provide transformative RCIA team training both online and in person in ways that are practical, simple, and delightful. Their TeamRCIA Institutes have engaged, motivated, and encouraged confidence in thousands of RCIA team members in the United States, Canada, and Australia.