Train your RCIA team in just four sessions with this helpful reader’s guide to the RCIA.
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The introduction to the RCIA—only ten pages long—is a rich resource and an effective overview of the entire catechumenate process. Nick Wagner’s reader’s guide breaks down the introduction into four bite-size pieces, describes the content in “plain English,” and offers discussion questions for your team to chew on. After exploring the introduction to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults together, your team will be well on the way to understanding their role in the initiation ministry of your community.
Section 1 (Overview): Includes the structure of the rite, the elements of the initiation process, the periods of the process.
Section 2 (Ministries): Describes the role of the parish community in initiation ministry, the qualifications and duties of sponsors and godparents, the role of the bishop, the duties of the pastor, and the responsibilities of deacons and catechists.
Section 3 (Time and Place): Includes the rite of acceptance, the rite of election, the scrutinies, the presentations and preparation rites, the sacraments of initiation, and celebrations outside the usual times.
Section 4 (Adaptations) describes the adaptations to the RCIA that can be made by the conference of bishops, the local bishop, the pastor, and the parish team.
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