Saturday, May 21, 2016
UB Newman Center 495 Skinnersville Road, Amherst 14228
The Office for the Catechumenate and the Diocesan Catechumenate Board has a special day and luncheon planned to celebrate and thank you for your ministry within the catechumenate. Join with catechumenate teams from across the Diocese as we share our stories, best practices, and network with each other. Come with stories, questions and insights!! Very much looking forward to sharing this day with you!!!
RSVP’s must be received by May 18th!
Video Trainings available for your team . . . (Contact the Office for the Catechumenate for your free access code ... sorry limited to teams in the Diocese of Buffalo only)
TeamRCIA Webinar Training – set 2
Create a Culture of Holiness
Lent: A Crash Course in Christianity for the Elect
Daily prayer, Daily Bread
Strengths based Leadership for RCIA Teams
What your RCIA team need to know about the Bible
An RCIA guide to making the good news great!
Four secrets to becoming a better catechist
Storytelling in the RCIA – Teaching Like Jesus
Synod on the family: Does it change what we teach in the RCIA?
How to find more RCIA inquirers
“An RCIA Drill Down” Video Marathon
How to read the RCIA
Video #1 – Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate
Video #2 – First Step: Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens
Video #3 – Period of the Catechumenate
Video #4 – Second Step – Election or Enrollment of Names
Video #5 – Period of Purification and Enlightenment
Video #6 – Third Step: Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation
Video #7 – Period of Postbaptismal Catechesis or Mystagogy
Webinars - Set 1
“The Parish Team” Video Marathon
Paula Penepent, Coordinator
Phone: (716) 847-8760
Fax: (716) 847-5593
The Office for the Catechumenate, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), is responsible for continuing the implementation of the catechumenate as envisioned by the Vatican II Council with its adaptation for children. The mission of the office is to serve the catechumenate under the Bishop's direction which is to "take steps toward restoring the instruction of adult catechumens or toward adapting it more effectively." (Decree on the Pastoral Office of Bishops in the Church Christus Dominus, no. 14).