Virtual Training Opportunities

LTP will work with your parish, diocese, or region to provide training and formation events that are rooted in the vision of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. All training opportunities can be presented in English and/or Spanish. For more information, visit Host an Event.

Formation Retreats

These virtual gatherings will provide spiritual and practical formation while helping participants deepen their understanding of their ministry. Envisioned to be held on a Saturday morning, diocese or clusters of parishes may bring participants together in various host sites. For those who are unable to attend in-person because of distance or other circumstances, they can attend virtually from their home computer or mobile device.

Duration: 3-4 Hours

  • Sponsors and Godparents
  • Parish Leaders
  • Content coming soon.

Virtual Workshops™

Virtual Workshops™ offer engaging and professional training and formation for liturgical ministers, catechists, and parish staffs. Participants gather virtually for 90 minutes of training, dialogue, and reflection. All Virtual Workshops™ utilize several multimedia components at once, including live video, short films, presentation slides, chat boxes, handouts/downloads, discussion boards, and polls.

LTP offers the opportunity for your parish, diocese, or region to contract a closed session of any of our Virtual Workshops™.

Participation models include:

  • Individual participation from home computer or mobile device
  • Group participation with several people gathered from a parish meeting room or select satellite sites around the diocese
  • Hybrid model that blends both of these options

Duration: 90 minutes

  • An Overview of the RCIA: Exploring the Vision
  • The Priest as Shepherd of Christian Initiation
  • Revitalizing Your Parish’s Initiation Ministry Team
  • Preparing and Presiding: The Rites of Christian Initiation
  • Pastoral Counseling and Discernment in the RCIA
  • Marriage, Annulments, and Other Canonical Issues in the RCIA Process

    In collaboration with the National Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy (NOCERCC), LTP has developed a series of Virtual Workshops™ specifically designed for the ongoing formation of priests.

  • An Overview of the RCIA: Exploring the Vision
  • The Priest as Shepherd of Christian Initiation
  • Revitalizing Your Parish’s Initiation Ministry Team
  • Preparing and Presiding: The Rites of Christian Initiation
  • Pastoral Counseling and Discernment in the RCIA
  • Marriage, Annulments, and Other Canonical Issues in the RCIA Process

Virtual Course

This six-week, virtual training course offers participants an overview of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults for those who serve on a parish staff or in Christian initiation ministry. These sessions will serve as a foundation to implementing the vision of Christian initiation ministry in a parish setting. Sessions meet once a week for 90 minutes.

Duration: 6 weeks, 90 minute sessions

  • The Principles of Initiation Ministry
  • The Responsibility of All the Baptized
  • The Period of the Precatechumenate and the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens
  • The Period of the Catechumenate
  • The Rite of Election and the Period of Purification and Enlightenment
  • Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation and the Period of Mystagogy
  • Course begins January 28, 2019. Registration available at www.TEOCI.org.