Monday, June 29, 2009

Back in Chicago - Great Memories of Mystagogy in Lansing

Hello everyone. We had a glorious weekend here in Chicago. I had the privilege of "subbing" for our music director at two Sunday Masses at Saint James yesterday. I'd like to write more about that in tomorrow's post.

Sorry I wasn't able to post any more from Lansing. Here's a photo of the exterior of the Bethany House retreat center in Dewitt, Michigan, where 70 of us spent two full days focusing on the period of Mystagogy of the RCIA.


The two days seemed to be beneficial for the participants. Many in attendance were seasoned initiation ministers. They had great questions and insights from their experience. Basically, we spent two days focusing on what paragraph 244 of the RCIA text says about the period of mystagogy: deepening the grasp of the paschal mystery. 

We celebrated Eucharist on Thursday afternoon and Night Prayer on Thursday night, as well as Morning Prayer on Friday. Here a few photos of the chapel.




I loved being able to share some history with the people in attendance, especially my favorite mystagog, St. Cyril of Jerusalem. 

Well, that's about it for now. NPM convention begins this coming weekend and there is lots to do here at WLP. One final photo for your enjoyment. Gotta sing. Gotta pray.


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