Precatechumenate, Technology, and the Pandemic [Archdiocese of New York] REGISTER

Virtual Workshop

Forum on the Catechumenate for Christian Initiation Ministers

Location: Virtual
Date: November 14, 2020
English: 8:50am–12:00pm ET
Spanish: 12:50pm–4:00pm ET Click here for more information.

Important Information:

Registration is available online by credit card. To bill your parish, call LTP at (800) 933-1800 and use order code E21NY1E.

Cost: $15 per computer

Deadline to Register (bill the parish):
November 11, 2020 by 5:00 pm ET

Deadline to Register (credit card payments):
November 12, 2020 by 12:00pm ET

Michael Ruzicki is the training and events manager at Liturgy Training Publications and the director of music ministry at St. John Berchmans Parish in Chicago. Previously, he served in the Archdiocese of Baltimore as the diocesan coordinator of sacramental and adult faith formation.

Timothy A. Johnston is an editor and liturgical training consultant at Liturgy Training Publications. Previously, he served as the worship director in dioceses of Salt Lake City, UT and St. Cloud, MN.

To review a previously recorded LTP virtual session, click one of the following links:

This event is sponsored by the Archdiocese of New York Office of Adult Faith Formation and the Office of Liturgy and is hosted by Liturgy Training Publications.

Precatechumenate, Technology, and the Pandemic
Using technology in initiation ministry has quickly become the norm. How can we best use computers, smart phones, and social media during this pandemic? This virtual gathering will help participants view their ministry through a digital lens and provide practical ways to engage catechumens, candidates, and the entire parish community.

Additionally, we will examine the Period of the Precatechumenate during these difficult times. RCIA #36 states that this is a time "of great importance" and it "should not be omitted." How can we "go out" and make disciples when getting out may not be possible? How can we ensure that "evangelize" remains an action verb during these uncertain times?

Let us come together and interpret the rite in light of our current situation.

Presentations include: Using Technology in Initiation Ministry; The Precatechumenate During These Uncertain Times; Inviting Inquirers During Times of Social Distancing.

For more information: email Liturgy Training Publications at or contact Liliana Cruz, Office of Adult Faith Formation, at or 646-794-2574.

Suggested Text:The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults