Catechesis in the Precatechumenate: Delivering the Gospel
“From evangelization, completed with the help of God, come the faith and initial conversion that cause a person to feel called away from sin and drawn into the mystery of God’s love. The whole period of the precatechumenate is set aside for this evangelization, so that the genuine will to follow Christ and seek Baptism may mature” (RCIA 37). Being first, this period of the RCIA process is critical, since so much must be built upon it in subsequent periods to serve the Holy Spirit’s work of conversion. What does an effective precatechumenate consist of in consideration of the liturgical, catechetical, and pastoral aspects of the RCIA process? This workshop explores the necessary elements that make this period a graced invitation to a love beyond all telling.