This workshop will explore how the RCIA is not merely ‘another group’ in the parish but a primary means for the evangelisation of the whole community of faith. How? First of all, it is a challenge to all the members of the parish to be missionary disciples and to live their baptismal commitment as priests, prophets and kings. The other areas which will be explored are the important role of the Scriptures, the Word of God, in our ongoing call to conversion; the purpose and the spirituality of the liturgical rites of the RCIA; the centrality of the sacraments, especially Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist; the calling to all the members of the parish to be living witnesses to the catechumens and candidates; the ecclesial and community dimension of accompanying the catechumens and candidates on their journey of faith; and finally, the call to mission as an essential element of discipleship for every Christian.
About Rev Capra
Elio Capra is a Salesian priest who teaches at Catholic Theological College, Melbourne in the area of Liturgy and Sacramental theology. He leads workshops and seminar days for parishes and schools.