NA Forum on the Catechumenate to Present Workshop
The Diocese of Shreveport is pleased to host a third R.C.I.A. institute from the North American Forum on the Catechumenate entitled “Echoing God’s Word” on June 25-26, 2010 at the Catholic Center.
According to their website (www.naforum.org), the North American Forum “has served as an international network of Catholic ministers and scholars dedicated to the full implementation in all parishes of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and its implications for reconciliation.”
As part of that effort, the Forum works with dioceses across the United States to put on pastoral formation institutes and workshops on RCIA. Team leaders for this institute are Sr. Gael Gensler, OSF and Fr. Tim Fitzgerald. Sr. Gael has been involved in initiation ministry for 25 years, and is co-author of the Foundations in Faith series from RCL.
Fr. Tim has helped form initiation ministers for more than 20 years. He is the author of Infant Baptism: a Parish Celebration and Confirmation: a Parish Celebration.
While focused on initiation catechesis, the insights and methodology of this institute can easily be applied to catechesis and to preaching in many other settings: adults, children, Catholic schools, Liturgy of the Word for Children, Small Faith Communities, faith sharing groups, and other pastoral settings.
Registration and brochures are online at the Forum’s website, www.naforum.org. For additional information about this workshop contact Dianne Rachal, Director of the Office of Worship at 318-868-4441, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Dianne Rachal, Director, Office of Worship