Making Disciples – Diocese of Kalamazoo

Registration page

Date: July 21-22, 2017

Diocesan Office of Priestly Life and Ministry
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church (Portage)
St. Basil Catholic Church (South Haven)
St. Thomas More Catholic Student Parish (Kalamazoo)

Early Bird Registration Rate (Before June 15) $55.00
Regular Registration Rate (After June 15) $65.00
Team Registration Rate (2 or more) $45.00

Participants are responsible for their own lodging.

Days Inn and Suites Kalamazoo

  • $69.92 total per night (incudes taxes and fees)
  • Located at: 2615 Airview Blvd, Portage, MI 49002
  • Phone number: 269-903-2433
  • 5.1 miles from St. Catherine of Siena Parish
  • Rooms are double queens.
  • 30 rooms in this block.
  • Free Continental breakfast including hot waffles, egg sausage burrito, cereal, juice, yogurt, tea, coffee, oatmeal, and fruit.
  • Please reserve rooms before July 1 when the block is released.
  • Hotel Person with whom Jay Landry made the arrangements: Lee Batel
  • This is for Friday, July 21. You may negotiate with the hotel if you wish to stay Saturday, July 22. Please call soon for availability.
St. Catherine of Siena
1150 W Centre Ave.
Portage, MI 49024

Schedule and session outline

6:30p Registration
7:00p How do we tell others about Jesus?
7:30p Six principles of the RCIA
8:00p Four pillars for forming disciples
8:30p What would happen if our parishes did this?
8:40p Liturgy: Adapted Presentation of the Creed
9:15p End

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 WagnerNick Wagner is the director and founder of He has more than 25 years experience as a leader and trainer in liturgical and catechetical ministries. He has a gift for translating theological principles into simple and clear language that inspires joy, commitment and passion for faith. He is the author of numerous articles and several books and on parish ministry including Whole Community Liturgy and The Way of Faith: A Field Guide for the RCIA Process (Twenty-Third Publications). He was an active team member with the North American Forum on the Catechumenate. He has worked in campus, parish and diocesan positions, and he holds a master’s degree from Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota.

Diana MacalintalDiana Macalintal is the Director of Worship for the Diocese of San José and holds a Master of Arts in Theology with honors from Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. She has served as a liturgist and music director in campus, parish, and diocesan ministries for over 20 years and has authored articles on liturgy and music in Modern Liturgy, Ministry & Liturgy, Pastoral Music, Eucharistic Ministries, Parish Life, AIM, and Today’s Parish. In 2003, she received the Tabat Scholarship from the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions. She was a team member of the North American Forum on the Catechumenate, a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, and liturgy director for national conferences, and a cantor and liturgical composer. She maintains a blog for the Diocese of San José called Work of the People.