“We are convinced that the energy and resources we devote to adult faith formation will strengthen and invigorate all the charisms that adults receive and the activities they undertake, in the Church and in society, to serve the Gospel of Christ and the people of today. Every Church ministry will be energized through a dynamic ministry of adult catechesis.”
Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us,
The Priority of Adult Faith formation -Section 3
A Pastoral Plan For Adult Faith Formation in the United States
By the U.S. Catholic Bishops
“…in everything we do commending ourselves as ministers of God…”
2 Corinthians 6:4
Adult Enrichment and Lay Ecclesial Ministry Office
St. Patrick School Building
625 Park Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15902
Phone: (814) 361-2000
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!
2018-2019 RCIA Catechumenate Team Ministry Course
Lay Ecclesial Ministry 3rd Year Track and Adult Enrichment
Course Description: This course is an overview and exploration of the application of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. The RCIA is the official rite of the Catholic Church for Adults desiring to be baptized and for the already baptized candidates who are asking to become full members of the Catholic Church. The comprehensive course content is presented in an adult environment and is a combination experiential and traditional learning styles.
The 16 week course is presented within the format of the four-part phase and period process of the Rite itself. Each of the four parts consists of four sessions for each RCIA phase. The sessions are 2 1/2 hours long and are not scheduled during Advent, Christmas or Lent.
Requirements for Certification require that all course sessions and two annual workshops, Understand the Annulment Process and Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Part II: Rites of Particular Circumstance, are attended.
2018-2019 Class Schedule
Time: Thursdays – 6:30-9:00 PM
Location: St. Michael Church Hall, St. Michael
For a full description of the sessions, please click on the session name.
2018 Part I: Pre-Catechumenate (also called Period of Evangelization)
September 6, 13, 20, 27
2018 Part II: Catechumenate
October 4, 11, 18, 25
2019 Part III: Purification and Enlightenment
January 10, 17, 24, 31
2019 Part IV: Mystagogy
April 25, and May 2, 9, 16 (must be held during Easter Season)
FOR ALL COURSE MEMBERS: WORKSHOP SAVE THE DATES
UNDERSTANDING THE ANNULMENT PROCESS
Saturday, November 4, 2018 at St. Michael the Archangel School Cafeteria, Loretto
Facilitator: Very Rev. John Byrnes, JV, JCL and Rector of the Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel, Loretto
2019 SPRING WORKSHOP – TBA
For more information on the above classes, please contact:
The Office of Adult Enrichment and Lay Ecclesial Ministry
Mrs. Marybeth Heinze
Telephone: (814) 361-2000