Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Good morning all. I hope your Wednesday is a good one.

I wanted to alert you to a Web site that is an extremely helpful one for those involved in Christian initiation (and that is every one of us, folks!).

Check out Team RCIA right here. This is a site administered by Nick Wagner, whose latest book, The Way of Faith: A Field Guide for the RCIA Process, won a first place award by the Catholic Press Association. You can find Nick's book on the Team RCIA Web site here.

Please let your RCIA director and initiation ministers know about this very helpful Web site, which is filled with all kinds of valuable information and resources.

As someone who has been involved on the parish, diocesan, and national levels with the implementation of the RCIA, I can tell you that this ministry is, in a word, extraordinary. I tell initiation ministers all the time that they are so blessed to watch the Lord Jesus be born anew in those catechumens and candidates that God entrusts to their care. But, these folks need good formation and Team RCIA is the perfect place to find that.

We are in high gear here at WLP. Next week, of course, is the national NPM convention in Detroit. We are looking forward to sharing our new and revised musical settings of the Mass, which you can find at Sing the New Mass. We also have some wonderful choral music to share at our showcase as well. And one of the highlights of the week will be our Saint Cecilia's Orchestra event. Please say a prayer for the safe travels (by train, plane, and automobile) for our employees.

Gotta sing. Gotta pray.

1 comment:

Nick Wagner said...

Wow, Jerry, thanks for the plug. You are so right about the blessing that initiation ministry is. I am always overwhelmed and renewed by the faith of the initiates.