RCIA Network of England & Walessupporting the journey of faith
Faith: believed, celebrated, lived & prayed
Exploring the dynamics of Faith in the Catechumenate
with Paul Turner
The RCIA Network 2013 Conference will be:
- Tuesday 2 – Thursday 4 July 2013
- Sedgley Park, Manchester
In the Year of Faith we will be reflecting on how faith is passed on in the period of the Catechumenate. The Rite talks about 4 ways or dynamics: through an understanding of the faith in the teaching of the Church, in the celebration of the liturgy of the Church, in acts of witness and charity and in prayer. All four are expressions of faith and work together to deepen the catechumens knowledge and love of Christ who invites them into communion with him.
In the Conference we will explore these different dynamics and how they complement one another. Our main input will be from Fr Paul Turner, a priest of the diocese of Kansas City – St Joseph, US and is well known as an author and speaker on RCIA. His many books include The Catechumenate Answer Book and Celebrating Initiation, a Guide for Priests. He combines in-depth knowledge of the rite together with practical and pastoral experience.
The theme will be further explored through group work, workshops led by experienced practitioners from the RCIA Network, and prayer.
- Full board with en-suite accommodation early bird £210/£235
- Non-residential for the whole conference rates on application
- early bird prices before 1 May.
- Booking Form (pdf)
Information for Participants
Conference follow up
- Closing Reflections (doc)
- see the Blog
- Resources (doc)
- Liturgy notes (doc)