Audio resources for RCIA

In the 1970s and 80s the Upholland Northern Institute provided formation for clergy and laity on all aspects of the Church life and theology. Many of the talks were recorded and featured some of the well know speakers of the day. All these recordings have now been...

Mystagogy – Formation through Art

  In his Word on Fire homily for Pentecost, Bishop Robert Barron gives some good examples of why ongoing formation is a necessity. After all who would want to have an life saving operation performed by a consultant who has not had any further training other than...

Why are there  Scrutinies?

‘Well that was a bit of a surprise, it was a different Gospel than I expected. We had the Samaritan Woman at the well.’ A lady commented, to which the reply came ‘Yes that is because it is the third Sunday of Lent and in the RCIA, catechumens celebrate the first...

Looking around

Two things I have come across on the web in the last week: something to think about and some resources. Too Protestant? is a blog post by Jerry Galipeau which goes to the heart of what is the RCIA about: a relationship with Christ and/or an introduction to the...