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Catechumenal Ministry (RCIA) Track

In cooperation with the Association for Catechumenal Ministry (ACM), this wide-ranging three-part track provides a superlative preparation for all those involved in assisting the conversion process of newcomers to the Catholic faith, focusing on the liturgical, catechetical, and pastoral elements essential to the evangelization and formation of those investigating and approaching our Church.  While presenting a systematic doctrinal foundation coming directly from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this track also includes a deep exploration of Scripture’s role in the conversion process, the critical centrality of the liturgical rites, the nature of teaching for conversion, the indispensable work of an RCIA team, the role of sponsors and godparents, the power of a balanced clergy-laity collaboration, and the importance of each of the stages of the catechumenal process. Workshops on evangelism, canon law, and the catechumenate for children and adolescents are also offered.

We recommend to take these courses in the order they appear, although it is not required to do so.
Courses of StudyProgressLast viewed
Foundational RCIA Certification
The Vision for Christian Initiation
The Catechumenal Process: A Modern Restoration of an Ancient PracticeIn Progress
Three Approaches to the RCIA ProcessIn Progress
Entrance into Christ and Participation in God's LifeIn Progress
Liturgical Aspect of Christian Initiation
Essential Link Between Liturgy and CatechesisIn Progress
Liturgical Components of the Christian Initiation Process: Gateways and Sources of Grace for ConversionIn Progress
Catechetical Aspect of Christian Initiation
Catechesis: Echoing what God has Revealed
Catechetical Components of the Christian Initiation Process: Illuminating and Securing the Path of Faith
Scripture: The Heart of CatechesisIn Progress
Pastoral Aspect of Christian Initiation
The Challenge of Charity: Life in God’s FamilyComing Soon!
Pastoral Components of the Christian Initiation Process: From Initial Motivation to Firm Conviction to a Catholic WorldviewIn Progress
Advanced RCIA Certification, Part I
The Vision for Christian Initiation
Pedagogy of Revelation & the Response of FaithIn Progress
Liturgical Aspects of Christian Initiation
Liturgy: Communion with God and Prime Means for Insertion into ChristComing Soon!
Wielding the RCIA Rites Book EffectivelyComing Soon!
Catechetical Aspect of Christian Initiation
The Ecclesial MethodIn Progress
Analyzing Doctrine with Doctrinal KeysIn Progress
Sacred Scripture: The Big PictureIn Progress
Pastoral Aspect of Christian Initiation
The Catechist: Witness to the TruthComing Soon!
Creating an Environment for Conversion: Developing a TeamComing Soon!
Companions on the Journey: Sponsors and GodparentsComing Soon!
Advanced RCIA Certification, Part II
The Vision for Christian Initiation
The Essential Roles of the Bishop & Clergy in the RCIA ProcessComing Soon!
Liturgical Aspect of Christian Initiation
The Discernment Process for Participant's Readiness for the RitesComing Soon!
Catechetical Aspect of Christian Initiation
Catechesis in the Precatechumenate: Delivering the GospelComing Soon!
Catechesis in the Catechumenate: Faith, Hope & LoveComing Soon!
Catechesis in Purification and Enlightenment: Preparing to Receive the Life of GodComing Soon!
Catechesis in Mystagogy: Deepening in the Graces ReceivedComing Soon!
Pastoral Aspect of Christian Initiation
Pastoring from the Initial Inquiry to the Rite of AcceptanceComing Soon!
Pastoring from the Rite of Acceptance to the Rite of ElectionComing Soon!
Pastoring from the Rite of Election to the Point of Initiation through the Neophyte YearComing Soon!

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