This workshop provides RCIA teams with a good grounding on why the rites are the central place of formation and conversion for catechumens and candidates. Although the RCIA is a liturgical process, many RCIA team members are more catechetically-trained and focused. The aim of this workshop is not to make RCIA team members into liturgists but to give them the confidence they need to understand the liturgies of the RCIA better and how to work more effectively with presiders, liturgists, and music directors to assist them in preparing powerful rites. The workshop uses mystagogical catechesis to give RCIA teams basic skills in teaching from the liturgy. For both liturgists and catechists, we review fundamental liturgical preparation and evaluation skills, navigating a ritual text and understanding how to make use of the options and notes provided, and how to use the four liturgical arts well and to implement twelve liturgical principles. We do this all by celebrating two major rites of the RCIA and giving the participants an opportunity to practice their skills in the preparation of one of the minor rites.
Anyone who leads the RCIA process in a parish is welcome and encouraged to attend. Parishes may send a team of up to six people for one low fee. ($200 per parish team, $300 per parish team outside the Diocese of Bridgeport)
The deadline to register is August 10, 2018, but space is limited!
You can register and pay online at this event’s website at https://www.formationreimagined.org/reimagine-rcia/