Thursday, May 8, 2014


Thursday greetings from the "home office" here in Franklin Park, IL.

Tomorrow I leave to do some RCIA work in the Diocese of Dallas, Texas.


Tomorrow afternoon I will be speaking to a gathering of priests from all over the world who are currently ministering in parishes in the Dallas diocese. I have been asked to talk about the fundamental principles of the RCIA and the importance of celebrating the various rites from the RCIA.

Then on Saturday, I will be leading an RCIA training day for those in diaconate formation in the diocese. That will be a full day; I plan to present six sessions: 1. Vision and Overview of the RCIA; 2. The Apprenticeship Model of Formation in the RCIA; 3. Celebrating the Major and Minor Rites - the Deacon's Role; 4. Finding and Forming a Catechumenate Team; 5. Conversion and Discernment; 6. The Initiating Parish.

Whew! I am getting weary just looking at the topics. I am greatly looking forward to the time with both the priests and those in formation for the permanent diaconate. More from Dallas in the next few days.

Gotta sing. Gotta pray.

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