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|Download one or more of the following to keep track of Theological Foundation and RCIA specialization courses as they are taken:|
|Tracking Booklet||Letter-Sized Tracking Packet|
|Note that as you complete each course you should provide documentation of course completion to your pastor or the person who oversees RCIA (DRE, Pastoral Associate). They will sign the booklet for the relevant course after you provide the proof of completion to them. Once all Theological Foundation and Specialization courses are finished, the entire completed booklet should be submitted to your Pastor or RCIA Ministry Leader so they may provide a copy of it to the diocese.|
All RCIA coordinators and team members are asked to take Overview of RCIA. In addition, you are asked to take EITHER Facilitating Small Groups OR The Task of Catechesis.
PART II: RCIA SPECIALIZATION COURSES
Course Number and Title
Overview of RCIA
|Learn about the four periods and the three ritual steps of the RCIA process. Learn to distinguish between catechumens and candidates and why this distinction is so important. Learn about adaptations of RCIA for children as well as year round and lectionary based models for running your RCIA process.|
Facilitating Small Groups
|At its heart, RCIA is a small group process. This session prepares you for the task of facilitating small faith sharing groups. Adult learning styles and the role of relationships for adult faith formation will also be examined.|
The Task of Catechesis
|Explore the aim of catechesis, the six tasks that make up catechesis and how different learning styles impact the task of catechesis, all discussed within the context of the RCIA process.|
1. Online courses from the Virtual Learning Community in Faith Formation Courses (VLCFF) from University of Dayton
2. TeamRCIA online webinars with supplemental group discussion materials
3. STEP Notre Dame Online Courses
4. Echoes of Faith group discussion booklet, faith formation conferences, parish/vicariate workshops
Contact Kristina at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on completing the VLCFF or STEP Notre Dame online courses.
Details for completing the TeamRCIA or Echoes of Faith materials will be available by June, 2017.
Faith formation is a life-long process that requires continual participation and engagement. Ongoing formation may include personal reading, Catholic retreats, pilgrimages, college courses in theology, attending a variety of local and national training sessions or conferences, etc.