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Posted on 05/31/2006 7:26:49 AM PDT by Juana la Loca
I was hoping some of my fellow Catholic Freepers could provide me with some direction. I attend a small parish in NE GA. The RCIA director has announced that he is retiring from his post, and they have asked me to take his place. I have been scouring the Internet for RCIA lesson plans and course outlines, but haven't found anything all that stellar.
Does anyone have any suggestions or resources that they could recommend to help me plan an orthodox Catholic RCIA curriculum?
I would be remiss if I didn't bring up this great series. I heard about it in the Wanderer years ago and ordered the 4-book set on "Catholicism." The one I have read completely is on "Catholicism and Ethics" which is excellent. I am itching to read the others as well. The books are very reasonable in price and are totally faitful to the Magisterium. I particularly liked the Ethics text which had an R.N. as an advisor.
What did The Wanderer have to say about these books, do you remember?
Life's great dichotomy: diapers or books?
The Wanderer ran an ad for the books and I happened to be looking for something orthodox to compare to other texts. The books are written for a high school student to adult, I should think, and the precepts of the Church are clearly delineated. The main author, Drummey, is the Editor who fields Catholic Answers in the Wanderer. His column is usually on the third page if I am not mistaken. He has struck me as knowledgeable and if he doesn't know an answer, he asks for help which he publishes quickly. I think two of the books available are, in fact, his Answers to Questions. In that case, his books would be similar to Fr. Trijilio's book and those on the Catholic Answers website by Karl Keating.
BTW: diapers at this point in your life, Mrs. T-C!!!
I'll keep those books on my list for when we reach the point of having read everything else in the house! Anoreth was given several good books by a FRiend for a Confirmation present, and we'll both take most of the summer to get through them.
I suggest you use the new Comprendium of the Catechism. To go deeper you can go to the Catechism itself.
I teach RCIA, but not in the way you describe. You might want to pick up a copy of the US Catholic Catechism for Adults. If you have any questions I can help with, I would be happy to.
The "RCIA ship" seems to be slowly righting itself. The parish where I went through RCIA has totally re-vamped the entire process with MUCH more relevant content. They basically pitched the "canned" RCIA program, and "rolled their own" based on true Catholic teaching.
I prefer the more universal "Catechism for the Catholic Church" over the "US Catholic Catechism for Adults". I'm of the opinion that the USCCA is still a bit "mushy" by comparison, while the CFCC is a masterpiece of clarity.