Becoming the Story we Tell: Renewing our engagement with Christ crucified and risen.
Resource from the Primate’s Task Force to the House of Bishops on Christian Hospitality and Christian Initiation and Formation.
Liturgical Rites and Resources for Those Seeking Faith
The following resources were created by a small group of lay people and clergy working with John Hill, as a further development of the ideas in his book Making Disciples. These resources aim to make the catechumenate easier both to understand and implement in the parish, and to offer specific examples of how parishes have adapted the catechumenate to their own situations.
They are offered here by the Liturgy Working Group of Faith, Worship and Ministry for the purposes of study and evaluation, and for use and adaptation (where permitted by the local ordinary).
We request your feedback on these rites and resources which, though not authorized by the General Synod or the Council of General Synod, are offered by the Liturgy Working Group in order to stimulate reflection on the catechumenate and other processes of Christian initiation, and the rites related to them.
- Making Disciples (including updated versions of Initiation Rites and Rites of Turning Again to Christ)
Theological Resources and Explanations of the Catechumenal Process and Rites.
- What Is the Catechumenate?
- The Ritual Shape of Catechumenal Ministry
- Custom Designing the Catechumenate for Your Parish
- The Courtship Analogy
A bibliography prepared by “CatNet” – the Network for the Catechumenate in the Dioceses of Huron, Niagara and Toronto.
We ask for your feedback on these pages, and especially for any suggestions you may have for additional resources. (PDF file)