The Los Angeles Religious Education Congress was, once again, an amazing event. I had close to seven hundred people attend my two workshops. I was particularly happy with the workshop I presented on the conjunction of the principles in Sherry Waddell's Forming Intentional Disciples and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It was challenging for many of those who attended, chiefly because we talked about RCIA as a journey of conversion rather than solely a course in Catholic teaching. Send me an email if you would like a copy of the Powerpoint presentation (email@example.com).
Here's a photo taken about a half hour before that workshop.
It was so heartwarming to see so many people in our WLP exhibit booth. It was definitely a feeling of family as we fulfilled our mission to "joyfully serve and inspire the singing, praying, initiating Church!"
It was such a treat finally to meet Blessie La Scola, author of WLP's new book on Christian initiation for children, Children of the Light: Precatechumenate Sessions for Children and Families. Here's a photo of Blessie with WLP's own Tony Casper, who "discovered" Blessie at last year's Congress.
I enjoyed my annual meeting with the good folks from LEV, Libreria Editrice Vaticana.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.