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Apprenticed to Christ: Activities for Practicing the Catholic Way of Life

Author: Jerry Galipeau
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ISBN: 978-1-58459-327-0
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Inspired by the principle that one learns how to be a Christian by doing what Christians do, Apprenticed to Christ provides catechists with ideas and resources for the "apprenticeship" of catechumens, candidates, and others participating in parish religious formation.

This hands-on method, the Church's preferred approach for the catechumenate, is presented in a systematic, easy-to-use format based on the Liturgy of the Word for Sunday Mass, with activities suggested for each Sunday of the three-year cycle of readings. Recommended catechetical resources including the Catechism of the Catholic Church, conciliar documents, papal encyclicals, liturgical documents, and more help to link each suggested activity with the teaching of the Catholic Church.

A fresh and fruitful approach for those who work with catechumens, candidates, confirmation preparation, and both youth and adult religious formation.

Evocative art by Paula Wendland.

Topic:  RCIA
Liturgical Season:  All Liturgical Seasons
"Apprenticed to Christ offers fine material for leaders assisting their parishes in the ministries of adult initiation. Using the liturgical year and its readings and prayers as the meal, Jerry Galipeau breaks open rich fare for apprentice-style formation, the heart of the renewal of the catechumenate in our time. This meal can be easily adapted for others who hunger for such fare: young people in Catholic Schools, religious education, and confirmation programs, and for intergenerational catechetical gatherings." James M. Schellman, Executive Director, The North American Forum on the Catechumenate

"Very exciting and very needed. The combination of Sunday readings, the apprenticeship activities suggested, and pertinent documents is very helpful. The activities are excellent. It would take a catechumenate director time and creativity to come up with what is already suggested here." Debby Del Ciello, Director, Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, St. Maria Goretti Parish, Madison, Wisconsin

"As Diocesan Chair of the Christian Initiation Process for the Diocese of Tyler, I have found this book to be valuable for every parish team. The Christian Initiation process has brought about parish renewal within our diocese in just four years time. The initiation and integration of individuals into our Church has been aided by the apprentice ideas in this book. Thank you for making this resource available. We have ordered one as a gift for each of our parish teams." — Linda Khirallah Porter, MTS, Diocese of Tyler, Texas

"I like this book a lot. Every catechumenal team should purchase it. The book conatins a wealth of practical ideas for the type of hands-on, apprenticeship style learning-by-doing that is sorely absent in many catechumenates...The book's greatest strength is in the actual apprenticeship activities described for each Sunday...a team which has this book in hand will be challenged to engage catechumens and candidates not only at the head and heart levels but at the (just as important) hand and foot levels." — Steve Lanza, Pastor, St. Julie Billiart Parish in Tinley Park, IL, and FORUM Team Member.

"...an interesting Sunday resource with a twist: not only does it help one to celebrate well on Sunday, it is primarily directed to helping us live our faith in everyday life...the intent of the book is to get us thinking about living the liturgy. And this book does just that!"  Joyce Ann Zimmerman, Liturgical Ministry, Vol. 16, Fall 2007
Introduction

A Catechetical Method

Liturgical Year A

Advent/Christmas

Lent

Easter

Ordinary Time

Liturgical Year B

Advent/Christmas

Lent

Easter

Ordinary Time

Liturgical Year C

Advent/Christmas

Lent

Easter

Ordinary Time

Index of Topics

Sundays and Topics At a Glance

 

Additional information:
Series Title:  Fountain of Life
Secondary Language:  English
Age:  Adult
Size:  7 X 10
Length:  112 pages
Copyright:  World Library Publications, 2007
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