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'Why RCIA?'

Bishop invites public to program designed to reinvigorate RCIA process

RCIA, or Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is one of the most fundamental of Catholic initiatives, a process designed to introduce, educate, and guide people into the Catholic faith; yet, as the U.S. Catholic Bishops recently discovered, many parishes in the United States have failed to address the RCIA process.
Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore has introduced a workshop called, “Why RCIA?” which will be presented in English from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18 at St. Joseph Church in Scott City, and in Spanish from 2:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19 at St. Anthony Parish in Liberal.
The public is encouraged to attend this program.  “I am grateful for those many people in our diocese who give their time, talent, and yes, treasure so that through RCIA we may make new disciples and renew the old, faithful ones,” Bishop Gilmore said. “It is out of this gratitude that I offer ‘Why RCIA?’.  I pray that it will be an enriching experience for the RCIA veterans and an inviting experience for those new or unfamiliar with the RCIA.”  
Both the English and Spanish programs will be presented by Father Tim Piasecki, former member of the board of directors for North American Forum on the Catechumenate, and pastor of St. Mary Parish in Aurora, Ill. Father Piasecki served in Montero, Peru for several years and is an instructor in liturgy for ministry formation and a presenter on topics of liturgy and Christian Initiation.
“From the very first days, Jesus has sent his Church to make disciples of all nations and to baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” Father Piaskecki told the Register. “Although we have succeeded in baptizing the nations, we have not always been as successful in making disciples.”
Father Piaskecki said that “it is one thing to be a card-carrying member of the Church and quite another to be a disciple, one who learns from Christ and who brings his teachings into the family, the workplace, the voting booth.”
RCIA, he said, is a “marriage of liturgy and catechesis. With liturgical rites and teachings, people are called to follow Jesus in the Catholic Church, prepare themselves for their life as disciples. The goal is to equip candidates with what they need in order to take their place in the world as authentic disciples of the Lord Jesus.
“Our workshops will address the Church’s vision for this Rite as well as some how-to tips for implementation,” Father Piasecki said. “Work in these Initiation ministries is so very exciting.  To be a part of the joy and journey as someone  finds the happiness of knowing God’s unconditional love and forgiveness never fails to renew one’s own faith and commitment to Christ and his Church.”
Participants in RCIA who are seeking baptism are known as catechumens, while participants in RCIA seeking full communion are known as candidates. Catechumens undergo a process of conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
“Why do our bishops want the RCIA to be a priority in our parishes when there is so much else going on in parish life?” asked Bishop Gilmore. “How does it renew a parish? And what’s it got to do with each of us?”
“Why RCIA?” will address these questions about RCIA and give a step-by-step explanation of the Rites.  
“When we commit ourselves, our energy and our resources to the RCIA, we commit our parishes to continuing the mission of Jesus in the Church and in the world,” the bishop said.
Thanks to the the parish/diocese stewardship partnership, “Why RCIA?” has no registration fee.  Inform Coleen Stein that you are coming so that organizers can have an accurate meal count. Contact Stein at (620) 227-1538 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Sept. 16, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2018 Golf Classic; student athletes; physically challenged; Leonard Stegman; Lesson in forgiveness; Sending us on a mission

Sept. 2, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Priest crisis; Scandal; Opioid addictions; Seeds of Suicide; Leightons; St. Anne; Vincke; seminarians; Dominican Sisters; Stewardship Conference; Dead Sea Scrolls; PSR programs; Roe V. Wade

 

August 12, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Prayer and Action; Totus Tuus; Janee Bernal; Diana Ramirez; Heidy Ramirez; Bishop Gilmore honored for 20 years ministry; suicide; contraception and abortion; Dead Sea Scrolls; Humanae Vitae; certification in youth ministry; Chuck Weber; Cathedral rectory chapel; Sister Viola Heichelbech; Adam Urban

July 15, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex 

 

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation

May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
Fossil Hunting

 

April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

April 1, 2018

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
What's the point of fasting; Rite of Election; same-sex couples

 

Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

 

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