RCIA Bundle

The RCIA Bundle includes the three RCIA classes recorded during our 2021 Liturgy Week Conference! Get all three courses for only $199! Just in time for Christmas!

RCIA: Sacramental Preparation taught by Dr. William Keimig

Course Description
The RCIA process is designed to serve the Holy Spirit’s work of conversion, deeply involving a parish community in the shared work of offering the goodness and graces of the Catholic Church to all souls. This course, through exploring the three aspects of the process, is a comprehensive walk through Mother Church’s vision for initiation of new children into her fold and into relationship with the Trinity, and how to pragmatically and effectively implement this in a modern parish setting.

Class 1: The Vision for the RCIA Process: Something Old and Something New

Class 2: The Liturgical Aspect of the RCIA Process

Class 3: The Catechetical Aspect of the RCIA Process

Class 4: The Pastoral Aspect of the RCIA Process

Class 5: An RCIA Process that Serves the Spirit’s Work of Conversion

RCIA: The Day of Initiation taught by Rev. Randy Stice

Course Description
The Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist “form a single saving event — called ‘Christian initiation’ — in which we are inserted into Jesus Christ, who died and rose, and become new creatures and members of the Church” (Pope Francis). This course looks in detail at the single saving event of the Sacraments of Initiation as celebrated at the Easter Vigil. It employs the method of mystagogical catechesis proposed by Pope Benedict XVI in Sacramentum Caritatis (no. 64) that consists of three elements: the Old Testament roots of each sacrament, the meaning of the signs of the rites, and “the significance of the rites for the Christian life in all its dimensions.”

Class 1: Pope Benedict XVI’s Model for Mystagogical Catechesis

Class 2: Baptism: Adopted Child of God

Class 3: Confirmation: Personal Pentecost

Class 4: Eucharist: Mutual Abiding

Class 5: The Easter Vigil: One Great Saving Event

RCIA: Mystagogical Formation taught by Dr. Timothy O'Malley

Course Description

Dissatisfaction with the period of mystagogy in the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) is nearly universal. In this course, we will explore an approach to mystagogy that seeks to rectify the near absence of post-baptismal formation in the parish. In five classes, participants will learn about the history of mystagogy, the nature of mystagogy in post-baptismal catechesis today, and discern a way forward for renewing mystagogical formation in the parish not only during the Easter season but throughout the year.

Class 1: The History of Mystagogy: Patristic and Medieval

Class 2: The History of Mystagogy: Post-Tridentine and the Liturgical Movement

Class 3: Mystagogy in the OCIA: The Easter Lectionary

Class 4: Mystagogy throughout the Year: The Liturgical Year

Class 5: Mystagogy in the Home: The Domestic Church

What is a Liturgy Week?

The Liturgical Movement that began in France in the 19th century was created to aid in the liturgical renewal of the Catholic Church. Figures of this movement established the "Liturgy Week" conference where priests and Catholic liturgists from all over the world would attend to learn and discuss different sacramental topics. The first of these conferences in America was held in Chicago in 1940. It is our hope to reignite this tradition in the same place that it started over eighty years ago.

Your Instructor

School of Parish Leadership and Evangelization
School of Parish Leadership and Evangelization

The Master of Arts in Liturgical Studies and the Master of Arts in Liturgy programs at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, prepares its students in a context of prayer and scholarship with the Church’s future priests, deacons, pastors and ministers to bring solid theological knowledge, critical reasoning and practical skills to bear on the challenges opened by the exciting phase of liturgical renewal emerging in recent years.

Courses Included with Purchase

RCIA: Sacramental Preparation
Dr. William Keimig
RCIA: The Day of Initiation
Rev. Randy Stice
RCIA: Mystagogical Formation
Dr. Timothy O'Malley

Original Price: $291

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