Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Catechumenate Support Group - October 5, 2006

Wow! We had an amazing couple of days exploring the Rite of Acceptance and the Scrutinies. We also had a lot of dialogue about what parishes need to do to be able to go to the next level with their initiation process. Just about everybody said there were two key factors:
  1. Do a better job with mystagogy (here's mystagogy even your mother could do)
  2. Catechize the assembly about the rites to get them more involved.
If you were there, please come and share with the rest of us some of the excitement of the event. If you weren’t there, it’s not too late to get some great ideas. At our next Catechumenate Support Group meeting we will discuss:
  • The four primary symbols of the Rite of Acceptance and how to highlight them in the rite.
  • Three simple ways to catechize the assembly about the rite.
  • The bottom-line, must-know, essential things the sponsors must do in the Rite of Acceptance.
  • A simple method for doing mystagogical reflection after the rite.
Everyone who attends the meeting will receive a FREE copy-ready master of a bulletin insert that explains the Rite of Acceptance for the assembly.

Get some practical answers to these and your other questions at the next Catechumenate Support Group Meeting.


Catechumenate Support Group
Thursday, October 5, 2006
12:30p - 2:30p
Chancery Offices, Third Floor

Bring your lunch and your own questions to ask!

RSVP with Bernard Nemis at nemis@dsj.org
or 408-983-0126 or online here

Other Catechumenate Support Group dates for the year:
Thursday, December 7, 2006, 12:30p – 2:00p
Thursday, February 1, 2007, 12:30p – 2:00p
Thursday, March 22, 2007, 12:30p – 2:00p
Thursday, June 7, 2007, 12:30p – 2:00p

If your parish would like to host one of these gatherings, please contact Diana Macalintal at 408-983-0136.