Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New RCIA Resource for Lent

Yesterday I was catching up on emails after having returned from NPM in Washington, D.C.

Several weeks ago, Mary Birmingham, an expert in Christian Initiation, forwarded me a new manuscript:

This is a resource to help RCIA ministers lead those entrusted to their care through the Lenten Season, the RCIA's Period of Purification and Enlightenment. The manuscript is 248 pages and there are also Powerpoint slides for each of the sessions, which I printed out yesterday. Here are the two sets:

I am quite excited about this new resource, and it will, of course, take some time to begin the editorial process. Mary has two books with us already, Formed in Faith (Sessions for Inquiry, Catechumenate, and Ongoing Faith Formation), pictured here:

and Confirming Adult Catholics (Five Sessions for Preparation and Reflection):

Mary and I have been talking about this new resource for Lent for many months. She has re-worked an original manuscript to be more user-friendly for the leader of these sessions. This will become a valuable resource for parishes. Look for it (still untitled) sometime during 2014.

Gotta sing. Gotta pray.

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