I’m writing a guidebook for catechumens and candidates. My hope is to give them some ideas about how to look at the world through Catholic eyes. The book is not intended to be a “catechism” that gives them an outline of the faith. I figure you’re already doing that in your catechetical sessions with them. It’s more of an attempt to describe Catholic culture and spirituality to them.
How you can help
If you’d be willing, I’d like to get your help with two things.
- First, I’m looking for stories about catechumens. If you have a story about a catechumen you’d like to share, please post it in the comments or e-mail it to me at email@example.com.
- And I’d like know what you think of the first draft of my book outline. What looks good to you? What is missing? What suggestions would you make?
Thanks for your thoughts!
- Scarcity and abundance
- Religious imagination
- Catholic eyes
- Seeing God everywhere
- What’s expected of you?
- Preparing for baptism
- Baptized Candidates
- Reflecting on your baptism
- Postures for prayer
- Catholic customs
5 thoughts on “Help me with my new RCIA book”
maybe an appendix on ‘what happens now’ or how to just be a Catholic…most of my catechumens find the first 2 years quite difficult…despite attempts at effective Mystagogy
Great tip Anne Marie. Thanks!
Faithfulness to the Magisterium
Hi, Nick – where would you discuss the baptismal call to evangelize? And, do you plan to put social justice under service? As a convert myself 22 years ago, (baptized candidate) one of the things that was the biggest turn-on about the Church was the call to go out and spread the Good News and help build the world into the “kingdom” that Jesus wanted. PS – are you taking stories about candidates, or just catechumens?
Looks good so far.
Topics that have come up this last year are…
Is he really in me? Now that they can receive this comes up.
How do I pray like a Catholic?
I would also like to see a way to start introducing Catholic language to them, now that they can relate language to action.