Are You Involved in RCIA?
Are You Involved in RCIA? Check Out These Great Workshops! At Catechist Ministry Day Saturday, September 17, 2011 St. Francis Catholic High School - 5900 Elvas Ave. - Sacramento Full information about the day Complete listing of all the workshops Register and pay quickly online Go to www.CatechistMinistryDay.com 26. Exploring the Riches of the Catechism as an Effective Tool for the R.C.I.A. Process With so much ground to cover in the catechumenal process, the Catechism can be the perfect tool to prepare your sessions, to use during your sessions, and even for the participants to delve deeper on their own after the sessions. If you have hesitated to crack open that “big green book”, this is the workshop for you! Even if you are already familiar with the 4 parts of the Catechism, bring your own copy and a highlighter and spend some time with the book that Blessed Pope John Paul declared to be universally authoritative “a sure norm for teaching the faith.” 27. Learning Styles and Effective Catechesis in the R.C.I.A. If you have ever felt that some of your R.C.I.A. participants were having a hard time with the presentation, it may be because they have a different learning style. We can forget that even adults can be audio or visual learners. This workshop will help you to reach both types of learners and streamline your session preparation. Effective catechesis can be boosted by a simple 1page summary of your topic. Come and learn a proven example that helps to send them away excited for the next week. Stacy Phillips R.C.I.A. Coordinator St. Joseph Parish, Modesto Stacy received her B.S. from U.C. Davis and went through the R.C.I.A. process herself. Soon after, she became involved in parish ministry… for 17 years. For the last 6 years, she has been the R.C.I.A. Coordinator for St. Joseph Parish in Modesto, which has a year-round process and currently has over 60 participants. In 2009, she traveled to Rome to accompany her catechumen, Heidi Sierras, who was baptized by Pope Benedict. Stacy happily answers questions from coordinators and dioceses across the United States and abroad. She and her husband Neil have been married for 27 years and have 5 children and 1 beautiful granddaughter. 23. Celebrating the Rites of Christian Initiation Parishes are missing out on an opportunity during Lent when the RCIA is not part of the entire parish Lenten experience. This workshop will study the richness of the rites of initiation and how to celebrate them in the context of the Parish Sunday Mass. Fr. Michael Hebda Vicar for Clergy Diocese of Sacramento A native of Chicago, Fr. Hebda taught art for 21 years for two Catholic high schools, including Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento. He was ordained in 1996 and has 13 years of experience as a pastor, first at Sacred Heart in Red Bluff, and then at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Redding. 101. Historia y Proceso del R.I.C.A. El RICA es un proceso de conversión. Los cristianos se hacen, no nacen, no hay nada automático o instantáneo en la iniciación de adultos. Aunque la instrucción doctrinal es una parte del proceso, la iniciación de adultos busca cambiar el corazón y transformar el espíritu. La iniciación de adultos es de la comunidad cristiana que inicia sus rangos a nuevos miembros, y por lo tanto debe efectuarse en comunidad. Miguel Arias Consultor para el Ministerio Hispano Loyola Press Miguel Arias es Consultor para el Ministerio Hispano en Loyola Press. Tiene una maestría en teología litúrgica y una licenciatura en Filosofía y Letras. Autor de Santos Americanos (Loyola Press), Manual para proclamadores de la palabra 2011 (LTP) y Palabra, Vida y Fe (OCP). Es conocido como catequista de adultos, escritor y traductor.