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RCIA Inquiry Two-Part Webinar

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Throughout the year parish offices receive phone calls about people wanting to become Catholic.

The Liturgy Office and Office for Discipleship of the Diocese of Hamilton are collaborating with Paulist Evangelization Ministries in offering a two part webinar/local workshop series on the period of Inquiry/
Pre-catechumenate.

Father Frank Desiano will facilitate two webinars and Diocesan staff will facilitate in person conversation related to the webinar materials, assisting Pastors, RCIA team members, and the entire parish in preparing to welcome inquirers no matter when they respond to God’s call in their lives.

Those who cannot make it in person have the option of participating in the webinar online from their own computer.

Part One:

Discussion: Inviting to the RCIA: Dimensions of Invitation

This is an opportunity for Pastors and RCIA ministers within the Diocese of Hamilton to gather together to explore the pastoral reality and challenges of welcoming inquirers whenever they call the parish seeking to become Catholic.

We will consider the following questions:

- What is our response to the inquirer in the initial conversation?

- How can we be prepared to engage them when RCIA began months ago?

- Who do we need in our parish to accompany inquirers between October and August?

Webinar: Becoming an Inviting Church*

Those gathered will participate together in the webinar designed for the Diocese of Hamilton by Paulist Evangelization Ministries that will include practical consideration of how to receive inquirers whenever they call in a way that is convenient for the existing life of the parish.


Part Two:

Experience: Seeking Christ Inquiry session

Participants will share an experience of an inquiry session contained in the resource Seeking Christ.

Webinar: Serving Seekers Year-round

Following up on the groundwork of Part One, Father Frank Desiano CSP will guide us through the resource Seeking Christ which provides 8 flexible modules to be used one-on-one or in small groups, opening up basic notions of how Catholics approach things. This resource will help parishes conveniently respond to inquirers whenever they contact the parish (even in January!).


Cost:

$15.00 per person, per session


Date and Location:

Part One: “Inviting to the RCIA: Dimensions of Invitation”

Date and Time: Monday, April 30, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Chancery Office, Conference Room A

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Blessed Sacrament Parish, Kitchener

Online Participation (from own computer)
Monday, April 30, 2018, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Part Two: “Seeking Christ: Exploring How to Welcome Seekers (Year-Round)

Date and Time: Monday, May 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Chancery Office, Conference Room A

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Blessed Sacrament Parish, Kitchener

Online Participation (from own computer)
Monday, May 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m

**PAYMENT WILL NOT BE TAKEN ONLINE. PLEASE SEE REGISTRATION FORM FOR PAYMENT OPTIONS**

**PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ATTEND ALL SESSIONS. PLEASE SELECT ONE SESSION FROM PART ONE AND ONE SESSION FROM PART 2. YOU ALSO HAVE THE OPTION OF ATTENDING SOLELY THE WEBINAR FROM YOUR ON COMPUTER. THESE IN-PERSON SESSIONS WILL ALSO INCLUDE AN HOUR OF DISCUSSION ON THE MATERIALS FROM THE WEBINAR**


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