Orientation Sessions for New RCIA Coordinators
Presented by Michael Ruzicki, Rachel Espinoza, and Simone Brosig
August 8, 15, and 22, 2022
10:00pm - 11:30pm ET / 7:00pm - 8:30pm PT
$45 per computer
This workshop requires 12 registered participants by July 21, 2022 to proceed.
Our Virtual Workshops are conducted on Adobe Connect, a web-based online meeting platform. Participants are asked to utilize a computer for these virtual workshops and to download the desktop application prior to their session. If you use a mobile device (phone or tablet), LTP’s tech team will be unable to assist you.
In addition to planning catechumenal formation and preparing ritual celebrations, there are many administrative responsibilities associated with the role of Christian initiation ministry coordinator. This Digital Institute will help new coordinators identify the many other duties included with the role as they navigate the ministry.
Whether you recently volunteered, inherited, or were convinced to assume this important role, the presenters will provide you with support and answer your questions.
This training will provide a collaborative vision for ministry, clarify common misconceptions about the RCIA process, and offer practical advice to address overlooked opportunities. The presenters will tackle team creation and formation, discernment, marriage and annulment issues, paperwork, collaboration with clergy, and more.
A basic understanding of the RCIA ritual text is a prerequisite to attend this series.
This resource will renew veteran coordinators of Christian initiation in their role and introduce novices to the many aspects of their work. It provides the vision of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, outlines the roles of the coordinator in animating the parish and forming the team, and presents catechesis as framed within liturgical prayer. Throughout The Role of the Coordinator in Christian Initiation, practical tips are offered to help the process flow smoothly in the parish. Pastoral concerns surrounding marriage and other issues are also addressed. In addition, a table is provided for a visual representation of the stages and periods throughout the rite.