How the Dismissal of Catechumens Creates a Catechumenal Culture

Thursday, October 13, 2022
11am PDT / 2pm EDT

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How the Dismissal of Catechumens Creates a Catechumenal Culture

Thursday, October 13, 2022

11am PDT / 2pm EDT

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FAQs

Why is this training necessary?

One of the most powerful ways to develop a catechumenal culture in your community is the by sending the catechumens forth from the liturgy to share their joy and their spiritual experience (RCIA 67A).
Unfortunately, some parishes treat the liturgical dismissal of catechumens as optional or even antithetical to their faith journey.

What will be covered in the training?

Please join us as we look at why the dismissal is so important for the creation of a catechumenal culture in your parish.

  • Many initiation teams and even pastors ask why the liturgical dismissal of the catechumens is even necessary. We're going to cover that in depth so that you'll have a compelling answer for parishioners, catechumens, and team members.
  • A lot of questions come from both new and veteran initiation ministers who are not really sure what the liturgical dismissal of the catechumens is. Some have never heard of it and some are not sure who it's for. We're going to make sure you come away know exactly what the liturgical dismissal of the catechumens is and who participates in it.
  • Most of the questions folks ask about the liturgical dismissal of the catechumens are nuts and bolts centered—how do we do this in the real world with real challenges in real parishes? We're going to look at how to do the dismissal in a liturgically graceful way that gets your parishioners involved in the ritual action. And we're going to cover when the dismissal happens and what happens after the dismissal.
  • We will conclude by imagining what might happen if your parish begins to develop a catechumenal culture by celebrating the liturgical dismissal with the catechumens every Sunday of the year.

How does the training work?

The hosts will be live, and participants can view the hosts. Participants can add comments and questions through the chat function. For those who wish, we can enable audio for individuals to ask question or make comments "live."

The training lasts officially for one hour. However, the hosts will remain online for as long as participants have questions.

Is there a fee for the training?

The training is free and open to everyone.

Will there be a recording available later?

A recording will be available for all TeamRCIA Members. If you are not yet a member, you can learn more about the benefits of membership here.

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