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Inquiry & Precatechumenate

Question: I am thrilled that I found this website. Thank you very much! We are currently trying to begin a year round process for RCIA. I understand and love the way you explained the Inquiry time,... [ Continue Reading ]
R.C.I.A. Inquirer: "Hello, I'd like to learn more about becoming a Catholic." Parish Secretary: "Sorry sir, it's only January.  Please come back in September." This fictitious dialogue between a... [ Continue Reading ]
This one hour presentation gives you an overall picture of the RCIA process focusing on the liturgical, catechetical and the pastoral aspects of the process. This presentation also explores the five... [ Continue Reading ]
There is an elephant in the room, and it may seem hard to move but it is best dealt with sooner rather than later.  For one thing…  it smells and there is no way to just sweep the mess under the... [ Continue Reading ]
Discernments are the important road signs on the highway of RCIA. They help the participant to reflect on where they started, where they see God calling them and where they want to be. Hopefully the... [ Continue Reading ]
This presentation was given by Dino Durando and Stacy Phillips from St. Joseph Catholic Church in Modesto, CA at the Diocese of Sacramento's Catechist Ministry Day on September 26, 2009 in Sacramento... [ Continue Reading ]
The testimony of Christian living means that fellowship and love should be tangibly present from the first contact with inquirers.  Catholicism is emphatically not a "me and Jesus" form of the... [ Continue Reading ]
The Christian initiation process is such a fundamental activity of the parish that the pastor and RCIA leader should ensure that everything possible is done, within the available resources of the... [ Continue Reading ]
In the catechumenate of the early Church, the early Church Fathers recounted the history of salvation (also known as "Salvation History") to their audience (inquirers and catechumens) using the... [ Continue Reading ]
RCIA 38 says we are "to give the candidates a suitable explanation of the Gospel." Likewise, RCIA 42 says that before someone passes from the first period of Precatechumenate into the Catechumenate... [ Continue Reading ]
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