The final cornerstone that we have to build on as catechumenate ministers is to become authentic worshipers.
There are many, many ways to worship God, but for Catholics, the premier way is within the liturgy of the church. So in our disciple-making ministry, the number-one way we apprentice new disciples is to immerse them into the rites of the church.
This is also a new approach for some of us. If we don’t fully grasp the essential nature of the rites in the initiation process, they can seem like add-ons or options that enhance but are not essential to the journey.
For some of us, this liturgical formation can be the most difficult to implement. But it is also the most crucial for
developing our confidence
discerning the will of the Spirit
and filling our hearts with joy
Because when we worship in Spirit and Truth and help our catechumens and candidates do the same, we encounter Christ, the source of all our joy.
A path to worshiping in Spirit and Truth
Follow the way to more confidence, deeper engagement, and less stress.
Be clear who the rites are for and why
Understand what makes the rites work well
Embrace the minor rites
Know how and why to do the dismissal
Master discernment for the rites
Recognize the key symbols of each rite
Grasp how the scrutinies form the elect
Identify the essential role of the parish in the rites
Profess the Trinitarian nature and mystery of initiation