In two 40-minute sessions, Mary Birmingham gives you and your team a thorough primer and refresher course on the principles of the RCIA, the power of the liturgical year and the liturgy of the word, and how to hand on a love for Christ and the treasury of our Catholic doctrine to your catechumens and candidates.
We hope you watch these videos with your RCIA team and discuss them in your team formation gatherings. And then take a look at Faith, Life & Creed, the most complete conversion-oriented, liturgically-based catechesis for Christian life, available to you as PDF downloads directly to your own computer.
(If you want to view the videos in full screen, place your pointer over the bottom right corner of the video and click on the four arrows to the left of “Vimeo.”)
Part 1: Overview of the Catechetical Process
In Part 1, Mary takes you on a whirlwind tour of the general principles of the RCIA and how solid catechesis can flow directly from the liturgy, meditation on Scripture, fellowship with the Christian community, and the proclamation of the Gospel through works of mercy and service.
Part 2: Catechesis Step by Step
In Part 2, Mary shows you step by step how her new resource, Faith, Life & Creed gives even new catechists and RCIA teams the tools and the confidence to prepare a complete and comprehensive catechesis that respects the needs of each catechumen and candidate, is rooted in the liturgical year, and provides many opportunities for deeper conversion to Christ.