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RCIA: Questions, Answers, Issues and Advice
This page on Christian initiation is offered in each issue of The Sower as an on-going way to address specific questions that do not necessarily get addressed in more general articles and training resources. The questions all come straight from the field, and have two sources: 1) from readers like you; 2) from issues raised during seminars conducted by the Association for Catechumenal Ministry (ACM) over the past ten years in various dioceses. This issue's questions answered: Q. What was the primary document of Vatican II that actually directed the restoration of the catechumenate? Why is it significant that this document contained the primary directive? Q. My pastor is new in my parish, and he asked me to help him form an RCIA team, but I’m not sure how to go about finding people because I’m not even sure what the roles of an RCIA team would be. If someone’s not a catechist, what other roles are there? Q. What is the purpose of having RCIA team members give their personal testimonies to the group during the sessions?