Articles by John McGlynn

Is your RCIA open all year-round? Being flexible and going after that lost sheep

My last article concerning the use of online resources (Much ado about doing the RCIA online) elicited some interesting comments. As I considered some replies to these comments, I found myself writing enough for another full article. The heart of my previous article was to emphasize the importance of face-to-face interaction that our catechumens and …

Is your RCIA open all year-round? Being flexible and going after that lost sheep

Is your RCIA open all year-round? Redefining when the process starts

It’s no secret that the life in most parishes follows the old-school academic calendar. So it’s at this time of year when parish schools, groups, and ministries begin to awaken from their long summer slumber. For most every parish I’ve encountered, that includes the catechumenate formation process. The fact that those of us in catechumenate …

Is your RCIA open all year-round? Redefining when the process starts

Is your RCIA open all year-round? Serving on the front lines of marriage and annulment issues

If you’re an RCIA director or team member, you know that one of our biggest issues is having to address marriage questions with our seekers. Seekers come from a variety of backgrounds, and it is inevitable that we will have to address these issues. Yet far too many of us are ill-prepared to address them …

Is your RCIA open all year-round? Serving on the front lines of marriage and annulment issues

Is your RCIA open all year-round? Do we even need catechetical sessions?

Do you ever find yourself getting frustrated with your whole RCIA process? Sometimes I sure do. Dealing with team members with different ideas, catechumens and candidates who don’t show up, or pastors who want things a particular way that might go contrary to the way you would like. There’s any number of frustrations that go …

Is your RCIA open all year-round? Do we even need catechetical sessions?

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