Several of the TeamRCIA members will be at the North American Forum Convocation next month. I’ll be speaking on “How to Get the Whole Parish Community on Your Formation Team.”
There is lots of scholarship money still available, so you could get much of the $298.00 registration fee waved.
The beginning of the latest Forum press release reads:
Speakers and workshops at the Fifth International Convocation of the North American Forum on the Catechumenate will offer attendees both vision and practical suggestions for formation of newcomers to the Catholic way of life. Forum will convene under the theme “Handing on What We Have Received from the Lord” November 6-8 in Cleveland, Ohio. More than 600 parish and diocesan leaders throughout Canada and the U.S. are expected.
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Looking forward to it. I am registered for your talk, Nick!
Would love to participate in one of these as some point! Blessings on this one.
Hi Joe and Meredith. I arrived in Cleveland last night. In a couple of hours, I’m giving a brief presentation to the Forum team members about Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t. Should be fun!
Attended the Convocation in Cleveland… something new to put in my cap and reflect on came out of the Convocation: apprentiship. The RCIA is an apprentiship. They need to learn through doing. We need to get the catechumens and candidates connected to what our community is doing when they “do” faith: have them go with a Eucharistic Minister when they take communion to a shut in; or have them go with parishioners as they prepare meals for the homeless or help build a home for Habitat for Humanity. The more we involved them, the more they will stay involved because they will come to know us and see that being Catholic is faith in action as well as faith at Mass and in prayer.
Great concept, because wwhat we are really talking about is discipleship.
The Convocation, after 30 years in the RCIA left me again with more food for thought, and more ideas for strengthing the RCIA in our parish community.
Wow, sounds like you got a lot out of the Convocation. Thanks for sharing.