To Emmaus and Back: Liturgy and Catechesis

Two Day Institute

The disciples who met Jesus on the road to Emmaus recognized him in the breaking of bread, but they needed to be catechized first. With their hearts and eyes opened by Scripture and careful teaching, they could see the Risen Lord. Then they joyfully raced back to Jerusalem to share the good news. Those involved in initiation ministry walk that same Paschal journey with catechumens and candidates year after year. Participants will be challenged and invigorated to consider the many ways in which “catechesis both precedes the liturgy and springs from it” (National Directory for Catechesis, 33).

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
525 W. Vista Way
Vista, CA 92083

Required Text: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Friday, November 8 from 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sessions include: To Emmaus and Back: Liturgy and Catechesis; Catechesis Accommodated to the Liturgical Year: What Does This Look Like?; Celebration of the Word of God with Dismissal Session; Preparing RCIA Dismissal Sessions; Who’s Coming to Us? Sorting Fish; Formation for Baptized Candidates

Saturday, November 9 from 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sessions include: The Four Aspects of Catechumenal Formation; Training Exercise: Preparing Catechesis In and For Your Community; Liturgical Catechesis in the RCIA: Forming Catechumens, Candidates, and the Assembly; Discernment in the Conversion Journey: A Practical Approach

Individual Registration: $75
Group Registration (3 or more): $65/person

Deadline to Register: November 1, 2019

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Contact: Joseph Horejs in the Office for Evangelization and Catechetical Ministry at 858-490-8234 or