Rites of the RCIA — Diocese of Metuchen

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Date: June 10-11, 2016

Early Bird $100
After May 7: $110

$50 scholarship available for Members of the Diocese of Metuchen

St. John Neumann Pastoral Center
146 Metlars lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Participants are responsible for their own lodging.

These three hotels are close to the pastoral center.

Fairfield Inn & Suites
875 New Durham Road
Edison, New Jersey 08817
732-650-0011

Holiday Inn Piscataway
4701 Stelton Road
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
877-859-5095

Hampton Inn Piscataway
205 New World Way
South Plainfield NJ 07080
855-271-3622

Schedule and session outline

Friday
7:00p Welcome and introductions
7:15p Evangelization
7:45p Celebration: Adapted Rite of Acceptance
8:30p Mystagogy
9:30p End

Saturday
8:30a Opening prayer
8:45a Analysis of the Rite of Acceptance
9:15a The twelve principles of good liturgy
9:30a The four liturgical arts
9:35a Liturgy preparation
10:00a Break
10:15a Liturgy of the word with blessing
10:30a Questions and feedback
10:45a How to read a rite
11:30a Spiritual preparation for a scrutiny
12:00p Lunch
12:45p Celebration: Adapted scrutiny
1:30p Mystagogy
1:50p Analysis of the scrutinies
2:20p Break
2:35p Questions and feedback
2:50p Principles of rites with the baptized
3:05p How to influence the liturgy and work with others
3:20p Questions
3:45p Wrap up and closing prayer
4:00p End

Nick WagnerNick Wagner is the director and founder of TeamRCIA.com. 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.