WESTON—As we continue to encourage parishes to accept Bishop Caggiano’s Invitation to Lifelong Faith Formation, we are pleased to announce a workshop designed specifically for those who lead the RCIA process.
Many parishes are doing wonderful work with the RCIA program. And yet, oftentimes the neophytes don’t return for mystagogy after their initiation and the team of catechists do not receive the formation they desire. This workshop, to be held Friday night and Saturday, August 17-18, 2018, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 35 Norfield Road, Weston, CT 06883, will offer the following:
• Step-by-step ways to engage participants in the liturgical celebrations in your parish
• A simple process for preparing the assembly for full, conscious, and active participation
• A firm grasp of the twelve liturgical principles and the four elements every liturgy should have
• A repeatable, easy-to-implement, mystagogical process to catechize directly from the rites
This institute will equip your team with the skills they need to plan, implement, and evaluate powerful RCIA rituals. We will accomplish this by celebrating adapted versions of three of the RCIA rites, followed by mystagogical reflection on the rite and application of practical principles for both liturgical celebration and liturgical catechesis.
Our presenters for this day are Nick Wagner and Diana Macalintal from TeamRCIA. Both Nick and Diana have more than 25 years of experience helping parishes master the fundamentals of the catechumenate process and build teams that form passionate disciples of Jesus Christ.
The cost for parishes in the Diocese of Bridgeport is $200 per parish team (no limit). Teams from other Dioceses are welcome to register for the full rate of $300 per parish team.