RCIA: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. This is the title of the process designed to prepare adults for entrance into the Catholic Church by the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation.
The Office of Worship:
"Through the Doorway" offered on a Sunday in January.
"Wading Deeper" usually offered the last Friday/Saturday in July.
The Dioceses of Belleville and Springfield in Illinois will continue their collaborative efforts offering two RCIA workshops every year. However, beginning in January, 2018 and unfolding into the year 2020, the emphasis will be "Year-Round Catechumenate" with a different and growing focus at each workshop. This three-year plan will help pastors, liturgy committees, initiation teams, musicians, catechists and other ministers image, envision, understand and implement a year-round catechumenate in the parish.
TOPIC: YEAR-ROUND CATECHUMENATE
Through the Doorway-January 28, 2018-King's House Retreat Center, Belleville
Nick Wagner, Presenter
Please see Featured Events for registration information on Through the Doorway 2018.
Wading Deeper-August 3-4, 2018-Holy Family Parish, Litchfield
Mary Birmingham, Presenter
2018 FOCUS: THE VISION
Discover THE VISION of the year-round catechumenate and how it fits with what you are already doing or should be doing.
2019: YEAR-ROUND CATECHUMENATE (Dates for Sessions are Tentative)
Through the Doorway-January 27, 2019- Diocese of Belleville
Wading Deeper-July 26-27 (or August 2-3), 2019-Diocese of Springfield
2019 FOCUS: THE METHODOLOGY
2020: YEAR-ROUND CATECHUMENATE (Dates for Sessions are Tentative)
Through the Doorway-January 26, 2020-Diocese of Belleville
Wading Deeper-July 24-25 (or July 31-August 1), 2020-Diocese of Springfield
2020 FOCUS: THE PREPARATION
In the Diocese of Belleville, on the first Sunday of Lent (February 18, 2018), we will celebrate the Rite of Election of Catechumens and the Call to Continuing Conversion of Candidates. As you are aware, this rite is among the last steps the catechumens and candidates take before they pass through the waters of Baptism, are sealed with the Holy Spirit in Confirmation, and take their place at the Eucharistic table. Like all of the liturgies of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, this rite is rich in meaning for all who take part in it.
|A Catechumen's Lectionary||Robert M. Hamma||1988||Paulist Press|
|Celebrating Initiation A Guide for Priests||Paul Turner||2007||World Library Publications|
|A Child's Journey The Christian Initiation of Children||Rita Burns Senseman||1998||TeamRCIA|
|Great Is the Mystery Encountering the Formational Power of Liturgy||Joe Paprocki & D. Todd Williamson||2013||Liturgy Training Publications|
|Guide for Sponsors||Ron Lewinski||2008||Liturgy Training Publications|
|A Harvest for God Christian Initiation in the Rural and Small-Town Parish||Michael Clay||2003||Liturgy Training Publications|
|The Heart of Faith A Field Guide for Catechumens & Candidates||Nick Wagner||2010||Twenty-Third Publications|
|A Mystagogy of Sacrament Saying Amen||Kathleen Hughes||1999||Liturgy Training Publications|
|The Mystery of Faith A Study of Structural Elements of the Order of Mass||Lawrence J. Johnson||2011||FDLC|
|One at the Table The Reception of Baptized Christians||Ronald A. Oakham||1995||Liturgy Training Publications|
|A Prayerbook for Catechumens and Candidates||Kathy Kuczka||2010||Twenty-Third Publications|
|Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Study Edition||NCCB||1988||Liturgy Training Publications|
|The RCIA Transforming the Church||Thomas H. Morris||1989||Paulist Press|
|The Way of Faith A Field Guide for the RCIA Process||Nick Wagner||2008||Twenty-Third Publications|
|When Other Christians Become Catholic||Paul Turner||2007||Liturgical Press|
Please go to Liturgical Book Sales to order these and many other resources.