Through the Doorway: Unfolding the Whole Mystery of Christ

Virtual Workshop

Through the Doorway
is co-sponsored by the Office of Worship, Diocese of Belleville and the Office for Worship and the Catechumenate, Diocese of Springfield in Illinois and in partnership with Liturgy Training Publications through its Catechumeneon initiative. All are welcome to this workshop!

Topic: Unfolding the Whole Mystery of Christ: The Ongoing Formation of the Faithful and the Sunday by Sunday Formation of Catechumens and Candidate

Location: Virtual
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Time: 3:00pm–5:00pm ET (2:00pm-4:00pm CT)

Registration Information:

Early Bird* Price:
$10 per computer (until 12/31/2020)

Regular Price:

$15 per computer

*Note: The LTP offices are closed between December 25 and January 3. If you wish to receive the early bird discount and bill the parish, you must call by December 24 at 12pm CT.

Deadline to Register:

January 22, 2021 by 12:00 pm ET

Individual Registration (credit card): Click here.

Group Registration or Bill Parish: Call LTP at 800-933-1800 and use event code E21BEL1E.

You will receive a link to the virtual classroom in the days leading up to the workshop.

Download Flyer
(for the Dioceses of Belleville and Springfield in Illinois): 

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Session Handouts:
All participants will be invited to download a PDF of session handouts prior to the January 24th workshop. Paper handouts can be mailed to participants from the Diocese of Belleville and Springfield in Illinois only. Each person wishing to receive this mailing must complete this form by January 11, 2021.

Important Info Document:
Download this document for details about your virtual classroom, a recommended technology test, and a coupon code for 15% off many LTP resources:

To review a previously recorded LTP virtual session, click the following link: RCIA 101: The Vision of Initiation for the Parish Staff

Unfolding the Whole Mystery of Christ
The Ongoing Formation of the Faithful and the Sunday by Sunday Formation of Catechumens and Candidates

The goal of Christian initiation of adults is to enfold the unbaptized, as well as some baptized but uncatechized, into the household of Christ. This journey of accompaniment, this training and formation of catechumens and some candidates, suitably adapted for them, is rooted in the ongoing formation of the already baptized faithful.

How can the parish and its special ministers be faithful to the Church’s vision and values, norms and needs for training and formation during the Period of the Catechumenate? How do Sunday, the liturgical year, and adult learning methods help? What is the impact of the regular and ongoing formation of the faithful on this process?

For questions or more information: email

Workshop Presenter

Eliot Kapitan oversaw the baptismal catechumenate and liturgy in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois for many years. He was a team member with the North American Forum on the Catechumenate and active in the regional and national work of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions. He is author of Unfolding the Mystery of Christ: Sunday by Sunday Formation of Catechumens published by Liturgical Press in 2020. In retirement, he still thinks and writes and talks about these essential topics. He and Jacqueline, now grandparents, live in Springfield, Illinois.