Course Level: Advanced

Course Summary

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) has been around for many years and undergone some changes that include rites for children as well. The stages of the rites call for in depth reflection as either converts or candidates for full communion come to a greater understanding of the riches and the beauty of the Catholic faith. This course is designed for RCIA leaders and catechists who assist them. Knowledge of the books of The Rites is expected in order to participate in this course. It is recommended that you check with your pastor or catechetical leader and seek permission to borrow The Rites  (Volume 1) as you go through this course as many references are made to it. All liturgical rites for RCIA as stated in this course are taken from The Rites, the official liturgical books of the Catholic Church. There are instances when rites may be merged and other instances where rites must be separated. Care must be taken to differentiate between these rites as they bring exceptional meaning to those preparing to be initiated into the Catholic Church.  

Successful completion of this course earns 2.5 CEU's.

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