Thank you very much for your dedication and devotion in your ministry. We are very grateful for your great generosity in sharing your expertise so we may be all get involved as a parish on the catechumenate team.
—Sr. Agueda Poblete, Milpitas, California
Just want to pop in and share one of our blessings from picking up on your suggestions. We just finished celebrating the anticipated rites with our nine elect. It was incredible. There wasn’t a dry eye when we received back the Creed. It was powerful. But the blessing I want to share is that we had about a dozen parishioners with us who are starting to accept that they are the primary ministry in this process.
—Bonnie Kirk, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your TeamRCIA website and all that you are doing for us. The breaking open the Word materials are awesome and have saved me so much time when I am preparing for the dismissal rites. The doctrinal sessions are also a great blessing to me and our catechists who teach some of our sessions. You are so creative and continue to gently challenge us to continue to grow in our ministry. I can’t thank you enough for all that you have made available to us….
What a supporter you are! I can’t thank you enough for the many ways you have inspired me with your TeamRCIA materials. Each time I find something from your website, it challenges me to stretch my imagination and look at the bigger picture!
—Sr. Celeste Albers, Great Bend, Kansas
The course, “Get Your Whole Parish on the Catechumenate Team,” is a great development in the support of RCIA ministry within parishes and indeed the diocese. Congratulations on beginning such a worthwhile project. Overall I’m finding the course notes very useful and will hopefully be a great benefit to all those leading the RCIA within parishes.”
—Darren McDowell, Diocese of Wollongong, Australia
I found the information in the course, “Get Your Whole Parish on the Catechumenate Team,” very exciting. I have been wanting to do something to get the whole community involved for a long time. This makes a big feat a possibility. At least I feel now that I have some tools that I can begin to use to work toward this goal, with ideas from your course. Thank you.
—Sr, Barbara Croom, ASC, Wichita, Kansas
I just want you to know that I look forward to all articles coming from Team RCIA and recommend your website and publications to others whenever I can.
—Dee Fitzsimmons, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I faithfully read all the TeamRCIA emails that come out, and I have to say that you guys are really on the ball. You are doing great work. Keep it up. TeamRCIA is smooth, professional, and best of all, useful!
—Margie Sullivan, Virginia Beach, Virginia
I just ABSOLUTELY LOVE this resource, Friends on the Way, and have told others about it.
—Linda Buckley, Mexico, New York
I just want to say that I really appreciate all the hard work and creativity you all put into the Team RCIA materials. Thanks a lot!
—Rev. Chuck Barthel, Saint Louis, Missouri
Thank you both for all you do for our ministry.
—Mary Kaleta, Burbank, California
Overall, each webinar has been very practical and full of good information! Thanks for making them available.
—Pat Thul, Eureka, California
The webinar with Kathy Kuczka on the precatechumenate was very good! We look forward to doing more! Thanks again for the incredible support that is being made available! It is so greatly appreciated!
—Marge Leetch, Pueblo, Colorado
Regarding the course, “Get Your Whole Parish on the Catechumenate Team,” I have found it well thought out, concise, and helpful.
—Douglas Reatini, Diocese of Saint Petersburg, Florida
Thank you, Nick. Your book The Way of Faith is an outstanding resource as it’s helping us to assess the need for improving our current program. May God continue to bless your work.
—Dcn. Keith Galang, Waipahu, Hawaii
We are starting the RCIA adapted for children for the first time in our parish, and your resources are wonderful! I’m sure you’ll hear from us in the future.
—Shirley Howe, Shamong, New Jersey
I have purchased a few of the Breaking Open the Word sessions of Faith, Life & Creed. I have found them to be very helpful for both RCIA and adult groups.
—Jean Martin, Franklin, Indiana
Thank you! I love Faith, Life & Creed and Friends on the Way.
—Sr. Beatrice Caulson, Gainsville, Florida
RCIA with Children and Parish Religious Education is a very good little resource, and it’s great to be able to purchase e-resources so easily.
—RoseMarie Black, Narre Warren, Victoria, Australia
Thank you again for all your marvelous and creative efforts to support, form, and inform us in this blessed ministry. God’s blessings with deep gratitude.
—Loretta Flom, Arvada, Colorado
LOVED the video on sponsors. Thanks very much. The video gave me some ideas and confirmed some of the things we already do as good! So again, thanks.
—Rebecca McCullough, Saint Charles, Missouri
I’ve been at this a long time—did Beginnings and Beyond in 1983 and worked with Rita Ferrone at St. Ignatius Loyola and elsewhere in the New York area after that. You remind me of Jim Dunning (which I mean as a high compliment).
—Rev. Robert C. Collins, SJ, New York, New York
Faith, Life & Creed is a wonderful resource and a great “recruitment” tool for people I invite to help facilitate the Breaking Open the Word component of our sessions. When I invite parishioners to participate for a few weeks, the most common response is, “Oooh, I would love to, but I don’t think I know enough about Scripture to do this.” So I then tell them I have this resource that will make it very easy for them to prepare, and more often than not, once they see it, they are sold. I have gotten a number of new team members this way.
—Marty Lucas, Ypsilanti, Michigan
I enjoy your website so much and am recommending it to all of our team, which is so helpful especially as we are recruiting and training. And I can tell that RCIA is something that you are passionate about. I have already had one team member reply and said that, as promised, the webinar on the precatechumenate was well worth his time.
—Colleen Tschoepe, San Antonio, Texas
Thank you for all this wonderful stuff. I am coordinator of catechetical ministry and I also coordinate the RCIA program for children and adults. Thanks again for all the information and ideas.
—Cathie Knox, Palm Springs, California
I have been directing parish directors and coordinators to TeamRCIA for some time now. I hope some are taking advantage of this website and valuable, excellent resources.
—Jeanne Thompson, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania
You have a great team.
—Dcn. Robert Lemay, Mashpee, Massachusetts
I have enjoyed and have found extremely useful ALL the emails and webinars from TeamRCIA.
—Sharon E. Skeans, PhD, Plantersville, Texas
Thank you! I appreciate all the information you have and can share.
Carol Bregand, Garden City, Michigan
Wow!!! That’s the reaction to Faith, Life & Creed that I’m getting from all our catechists. I am so impressed. I’m glad I was able to get our parish to go along. In fact, I have decided if they won’t do it again, my wife and I will pay for it. Its that good! God Bless you, your families, and all you do.
—Dcn. Charlie Frice, Chula Vista, California