Postponed: Best Practices for RCIA

Postponed: Best Practices for RCIA
September 12, 2021

This event is postponed.

The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), also called the Catechumenate, is a process of initiation into the Catholic Community of Faith for persons who are experiencing a conversion in their lives and seeking either Christian baptism in the Catholic Church or full Communion with the Catholic tradition of Eucharist and Confirmation. This workshop is for parish RCIA teams to discuss best practices, diocesan and canonical policies, and to share resources that parish leaders have found most helpful. Pre-registration is required.

Join us for a face-to-face workshop - open to all RCIA leaders and team members.

All participants will receive a copy of The Way of Faith: A Field Guide to the RCIA Process by Nick Wagner, as well as the materials

Our Agenda

  • Welcome & Introductions

  • Prayer

  • The RCIA = The Primary Form of Evangelization for Our Church

  • The Vision of the RCIA (The RCIA is the responsibility of the whole parish)

  • The RITE itself is the Primary Tool of the RCIA

  • Getting Started with the RCIA

  • The Four Phases of the RCIA

  • Who’s Who in the RCIA

  • The Team Approach to the RCIA – The Ministries

  • Inviting People to the RCIA (seekers, team members, sponsors)

  • The Role of the RCIA Sponsor

  • Introduction to the First Phase – the Precatechumenate (a.k.a. Inquiry)

  • Questions & Conversation

About Our Presenter

Lisa M. Orchen, M.Div. has been serving in pastoral and catechetical ministry for over 25 years. Most recently served as the Archdiocesan Director of Catechetical Initiatives for the Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis in the Archdiocese of Hartford.  Concurrently Lisa serves as a Senior Advisor and Advisory Council Member for the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame.  Lisa has helped form RCIA Team Members for dioceses and parishes on both a local and national level for 20+ years.  Additionally, she is a spiritual writer, parish catechist, catechetical workshop and retreat leader and a mother of two children.  Lisa has both a B.A. and Master of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame.
Postponed: Best Practices for RCIA
September 12, 2021