Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

                        

                                 

Archdiocesan Dates for RCIA

January 29        St. Mary Cathedral Pilgrimage  4:00pm

March 5              Rite of Election - St. Mary Cathedral  4:00pm

April 15               Easter Vigil

Office of Faith Formation

The Office of Faith Formation provides catechetical formation for individuals and parish teams in all steps of the formation process in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and the adapation for children.  Contact Sr. Celeste at 415-614-5650 or arbucklec@sfarch.org.

We have adult Confirmation classes offered twice a year through the Archdiocese of San Francisco. See flyer for dates and registration information:

 

Office of Worship

http://www.sfworship.org/The Office of Worship provides leadership, support, and information services regarding matters pertaining to liturgy, worship, and prayer in service to the Archbishop and the local Church, particularly to ordained and lay ministers in parishes and other Catholic communities. Contact:

Director of the Worship Office
Laura Bertone | (415) 614-5586 | bertonel@sfarchdiocese.org

Worship Office Assistant
Rosemarie Dias | (415) 614-5505 | diasr@sfarchdiocese.org

Ongoing Team Formation


A straightforward way to access the exact training you need for this ministry—training that doesn't require you to get on an airplane, spend money on a hotel, and be away from your family and job

Catechetical Materials

2015, a subscription to Apprentices in Faith will include a free subscription to Young Apprentices, a companion resource for those who work with children and youth in the RCIA. 

Young Apprentices is a resource for RCIA directors, team members, and catechists who facilitate the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults with children and youth. The materials on this site offer you the flexibility to accommodate RCIA processes of any start date and duration. Clicking on the FAQs, Download Schedule, and Sample Downloads links above will give you more information about the materials on this site and how to use them. If you would like to purchase a subscription, you’ll find complete terms for the online subscription by clicking the “Purchase” link above. For a limited time, the annual subscription rate for Young Apprentices is only $99.95.

Materials for Apprentices in Faith are uploaded quarterly. You will be able to find resources for every Sunday of the three-year lectionary cycle. In addition to our regular uploads, we’ll be updating features often based on your suggestions.

Journey of Faith is a catechetical program designed for use primarily in RCIA classes. It includes a total of 44 lessons contained in individual four-page handouts. Lessons from Inquiry through Mystagogyexplore basic Catholic beliefs and practices. Covers topics from a Catholic approach to the bible, the sacraments, morality, prayer, and the liturgical seasons, and much more. Thought-provoking questions help participants relate each topic to their own personal experience. 

Those who have previously used Liguori's Journey of Faith will be happy to know that it's still the SAME GREAT PROGRAM, energized with eye-catching color and a more dynamic presentation. Also, for the first time a Leader's Guide has been developed to accompany the program.

 

 

RCIA Participant's Book & CD, 2nd Edition

This Participant's Book and CD-ROM published by the Association for Catechumenal Ministry contains a content-rich, printable collection of380 handouts for faith formation in a convenient and compact book and CD-ROM format. The book is supplied as a set of handouts that are designed to be masters for photocopying and the CD-ROM is provided to allow for printing the handouts in the book for RCIA participants.

Browse and print handouts on doctrine, lives of the saints, conversion testimonies, liturgical year pieces, prayers, psalms, and other pertinent topics. Handouts can be used in many aspects of adult education such as parent meetings, bulletin inserts, catechist training, retreats, Bible studies, faith-sharing groups, infant Baptism preparation, marriage preparation and many more.

With so many different types of handouts, leader's not only enjoy the flexibility of creating a yearly program tailored to their participants needs, but also benefit from its cost efficient nature. One Participant's Book is all you need to teach all your participants for years to come.

Published by the Association for Catechumenal Ministry

Paperback with CD-ROM, 8 1/2 x 11

Rite of Election 2016

            

RCIA Adapted for Chidlren

Rcia For Children

NEW!
Children of the Light
Precatechumenate Sessions for Children and Families
Blessie La Scola

 

We, the Church, are to welcome and invite those children who have not yet been baptized, have come to an age of understanding, and are of catechetical age to be a part of the process of faith formation.

This manual encourages directors of faith formation and catechists to be creative and to draw on their own faith experiences as they prepare children to receive the sacraments of initiation through the RCIA as adapted for children.

The 25 sessions in this resource offer a variety of ways to explore each topic as part of a continuous and ongoing process, including gathering prayers, scripture readings, games or icebreakers, hands-on activities, reflective responses by the participants, and closing prayer rituals. Each session begins with a summary of the purpose of the session, a brief section of catechist formation, and tips for setting the environment. A template for a letter home is also provided for each session. An optional "Remembering Back" section is included for some of the sessions to provide an introduction to the experience of mystagogy.

The enclosed CD-ROM contains all of the handouts, worksheets, and letters to parents found on the printed pages of this book, making this a convenient, easy-to-use resource for RCIA ministers, directors of faith formation, and catechists alike.

Spiral Bound softcover with CD-ROM $75.00

 

Welcome to Young Apprentices

Young Apprentices is a resource for RCIA directors, team members, and catechists who facilitate the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults with children and youth. The materials on this site offer you the flexibility to accommodate RCIA processes of any start date and duration. Clicking on the FAQs, Download Schedule, and Sample Downloads links above will give you more information about the materials on this site and how to use them. If you would like to purchase a subscription, you’ll find complete terms for the online subscription by clicking the “Purchase” link above. For a limited time, the annual subscription rate for Young Apprentices is only $99.95.

Customers who choose to subscribe to Apprentices in Faith will also receive a subscription to Young Apprentices for a  special introductory subscription rate of $199.95 by clicking here!

Materials for Young Apprentices are uploaded quarterly. You will be able to find resources for the Sundays of fall Ordinary Time through the Easter Season of the three-year lectionary cycle. In addition, a body of Evangelization and Precatechumenate (Inquiry) sessions focusing on key teachings and beliefs of the Catholic Church may be easily adapted and used by those who facilitate a year-round RCIA process for children and youth