Rites of the RCIA – Diocese of Bridgeport

Registration page

Date: August 17-18, 2018

In-Diocese Rate Out of Diocese Rate
$200 per parish team $300 per parish team

The deadline for early registration is AUGUST 10, 2018.

A parish registration may include as many individual registrations as desired.

Participants are responsible for their own lodging.

The following hotels are near our event venue.

Hilton Garden Inn
560 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851
1-203-523-4000
(4.7 miles distance from St. Francis of Assisi Church, Weston, CT)

Courtyard Norwalk
474 Main Avenue Norwalk, Connecticut 06851
1-203-849-9111
(5.0 miles distance from St. Francis of Assisi Church, Weston, CT)

EVEN Hotel
426 Main Avenue, Route 7, Norwalk, CT 06851
1-888-837-1287
(5.4 miles distance from St. Francis of Assisi Church, Weston, CT)

Hotel Zero Degrees
353 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851
1-855-873-6560
(6.8 miles distance from St. Francis of Assisi Church, Weston, CT)

Hotel Hi-Ho
4180 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06824
1-866-599-6674
(8.6 miles distance from St. Francis of Assisi Church, Weston, CT)

Schedule and session outline

Friday, August 17: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday, August 18: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Friday
7:00p Welcome and introductions
7:15p Evangelization
7:45p Celebration: Adapted Rite of Acceptance
8:30p Mystagogy
9:30p End

Saturday
8:30a Opening prayer
8:45a Analysis of the Rite of Acceptance
9:15a The twelve principles of good liturgy
9:30a The four liturgical arts
9:35a Liturgy preparation
10:00a Break
10:15a Liturgy of the word with blessing
10:30a Questions and feedback
10:45a How to read a rite
11:30a Spiritual preparation for a scrutiny
12:00p Lunch
12:45p Celebration: Adapted scrutiny
1:30p Mystagogy
1:50p Analysis of the scrutinies
2:20p Break
2:35p Questions and feedback
2:50p Principles of rites with the baptized
3:05p How to influence the liturgy and work with others
3:20p Questions
3:45p Wrap up and closing prayer
4:00p End

Nick Wagner is the codirector and cofounder of TeamRCIA.com, a free online resource for catechumenate ministry, and is a leading voice and trainer in Catholic liturgical and catechetical ministries. With more than 35 years of experience in ministry and in Catholic publishing, Nick uses his gift for translating theological principles into simple and clear language to inspire joy, commitment, and passion for faith in parish teams. Nick holds a master’s degree from Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, and is the author of many publications, including Seek the Living God: Five RCIA Inquiry Questions for Making Disciples; the award-winning book The Way of Faith: A Field Guide for the RCIA Process; and Field Hospital Catechesis: The Core Content for RCIA Formation

Diana Macalintal is the codirector and cofounder of TeamRCIA.com, a free online resource for catechumenate ministry. She is an author and speaker on liturgy, music, prayer, RCIA, and intercultural ministry. She holds a Master of Arts in Theology from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and has served in campus, parish, and diocesan ministries for almost 30 years. Her latest books include The Work of Your Hands, a collection of prayers; Joined by the Church, Sealed by a Blessing, a parish resource for marriage preparation which she wrote with her husband, Nick Wagner; Living Liturgy, a Sunday by Sunday liturgical year resource; and Your Parish Is the Curriculum: RCIA in the Midst of the Community, all published by Liturgical Press.

About TeamRCIA
In 2007, Nick Wagner and Diana Macalintal began TeamRCIA.com as a blog for RCIA teams. Today, TeamRCIA has grown to become a full-service online resource center with nearly 20,000 subscribers worldwide, a curated bookstore in addition to e-resource downloads, over 70 archived webinars, 120 podcasts, six different online courses for RCIA teams, three different live Institutes, and annual Video Marathon, and a book series for RCIA teams published by Liturgical Press. With over 60 combined years of parish and diocesan ministry experience, Nick and Diana provide transformative RCIA team training both online and in person in ways that are practical, simple, and delightful. Their TeamRCIA Institutes have engaged, motivated, and encouraged confidence in thousands of RCIA team members in the United States, Canada, and Australia.