Adult formation

How to completely transform the way catechumens learn in the RCIA

There is one simple thing you can do to dramatically influence the way catechumens—or any adult—learns. If you can manage to make this one shift in your catechetical process, your catechumens will be more engaged, more interested, more motivated, and more committed to the conversion process. The secret to this seemingly too-good-to-be-true transformation doesn’t require […]

How to completely transform the way catechumens learn in the RCIA

Sing these 6 carols in RCIA for strong holiday catechesis

Did you know Christmas carols are a rich source of catechesis for your RCIA groups? A good carol has the power to “teach” the theology of Christ’s birth, death, and resurrection—the paschal mystery. A cosmic dance between Divine and human For example, Charles Wesley’s 1739 text, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” has several verses paschal-preaching

Sing these 6 carols in RCIA for strong holiday catechesis

The right way and the wrong way to do a “teaching Mass”—according to the pope

In 1952, educator Robert Havighurst wrote: “When the timing is right, the ability to learn a particular task will be possible. This is referred to as a ‘teachable moment.’ It is important to keep in mind that unless the time is right, learning will not occur” (Human Development and Education). So how do you know

The right way and the wrong way to do a “teaching Mass”—according to the pope

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