Author name: Rita Burns Senseman

Rita Burns Senseman is Pastoral Associate at St. Benedict Parish in Terre Haute, Indiana. She is also a freelance writer who has written books and articles on various aspects of Christian initiation, including A Child’s Journey: The Christian Initiation of Children (TeamRCIA) and a confirmation preparation program, Anointed in the Spirit, (St. Mary’s Press). Formerly, Rita was Associate Director of Catechetics/Religious Education in the Archdiocese of Detroit. She has been involved in initiation and catechetical ministry for more than thirty years and also holds an MA from the University of Notre Dame.

Do child catechumens need both RCIA and religious ed classes?

(Note from Nick: I asked Rita Burns Senseman to answer a question we recently received. She is a leading expert in children’s initiation. Thanks Rita!) Should young people in the RCIA attend regular religious education classes in addition to the catechesis and programs they take part in with the RCIA? It depends. In most instances, …

Do child catechumens need both RCIA and religious ed classes?

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