Blessed Easter to you!

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  1. Donna Steffen

    Thanks, Nick and Diana!
    At our parish we had 2 young women baptized by immersion, and 4 more received into full Communion. With that experience, and your video, I feel like I wish I could do the on hands involvement in RCIA again! But not yet…with my other responsibilities.
    Thanks for your part in keeping the vision alive.
    Easter Blessings!
    Donna
    PS Glad you have me as a contributor, though I have been slim on this lately.

  2. Happy Easter to you as well. Our Easter Vigil was filled with joy and hope as we witnessed to the Baptisms of our Elect.
    May God be with you as you continue in your ministry and my prayer for all of us who minister in the RCIA is that we be open to the Spirit who guides us and sends us forth to embrace all those who are placed in our midst to lead them to Christ.

  3. Diana and Nick, our core team has been reading “Your Parish IS the Curriculum,” and will continue to work to improve how our entire parish walks with those who inquire, with our neophytes, and with those received into full communion. We are getting very close to being able to facilitate a year round inquiry/catechumenate with about three times each year in addition to Easter Vigil at which baptized Christians who are ready can be received into full communion. In addition to our core team, we now have a whole team of prayer partners led by a prayer partner coordinator. We also have several pairs of dismissal facilitators who are not on our core team. Our Christ Renews His Parish team had five non-Catholics go through a recent retreat weekend and one has already contacted me about becoming Catholic. During Lent three unbaptized people contacted me to learn about how to become Catholic! Your books, videos and resources have been a great help to us! Bless you and happy Easter!.

  4. Our parish – St. John Neumann in North Las Vegas – has truly been blessed. At the Easter Vigil we baptized 6 Catechumen/Elect; and 15 Candidates completed the Sacraments of initiation. We are a vibrant Faith Community that is very supportive of the RCIA program and it is that support that has enabled our program to be so successful. This is the largest group of Catechumens and Candidates we have ever had, but with God’s grace we hope to duplicate this success not just in numbers but in the conversion of hearts that accept the healing message of love given to us through the ministry, passion, death, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ as taught by our Church.

  5. Blessed Easter season to you and blessings on your continuing ministries! In both our diocese and in our parish community, we continue to deepen our sense of faith journey and celebration of the fruits of grace in the lives of so many. Thank you fro your time of formation here — we look forward to our following up with our diocesan formation workshops.

    THANK YOU! God bless!

  6. This is the second year we have used your Holy Saturday Prepatory Rites.
    Our priest this year so lovingly prayed the Ephphetha Rites and the other prayers, that members of our team were in tears,along with some of the elect. These have given us such a feeling for Jesus’ words and flesh out the RCIA Rite itself.Thank you so much for all the guidance you give us to bring others to this amazing Catholic faith.

  7. Cecilia Sepulveda

    Thank you for the support!! what a great way to start my day with positive words of wisdom

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