Wednesday, July 23, 2014
   
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Parish Toolkits...

 

...tools for the harvest

(1) The Four Stages of the Catechumenate

The Four Stages of the Catechumenate

This presentation is intended to be informational.

The goals of the presenter-led reflection are

  •  to help a parish organize a Catechumenate according to the vision of the church as articulated in both Universal and National statutes for RCIA.
  • to introduce or intensify the awareness of  the nature of the Catechumenate as a process of conversion to Christ rather than a program to “produce new Catholics.”
  • to orient new members of the parish’s RCIA team
     
    It is offered at present in English, however translation is possible with sufficient notice.

The presenter

  • can use the PowerPoint slides as a visual outline for his or her expansion of each of the “details” of the presentation.  Significant input from the presenter is essential – the Power Point provides the outline.
  • should be an experienced RCIA coordinator/director or catechist, comfortable with both developing the outline and engaging the participants with some thoughtful questions.
  • should be comfortable dealing with the possible dissonance between current practice in the parish and the ideal held forth by the church.
  • should be comfortable with adult learning methodology and faith-sharing

In preparation

  • Allow two hours for this since it involves both some content and significant participant reflection and sharing.
  • load the PowerPoint presentation into the laptop and be sure that the laptop, projector, and screen are all ready.
  • arrange comfortable seating so that participants are able to see the screen, hear the presenter, and converse with each other.
  • make some provision for refreshments.

If the parish does not have a suitable presenter for this offering, contact Stephen Obarski in the Office of Worship and Christian Initiation ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 856-583-6146)to see if he is available, or can find someone to make the presentation.

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