Tagged: Sponsors

Sacrificial Effort

Sacrificial Effort

Some days, I get a teeny-weeny glimpse of the efforts God makes in seeking us out and drawing us to himself. Some days, you feel like you’re chasing after people all day long. “Sorry...

Contraception, Cohabitation, and the Catechumenate

Contraception, Cohabitation, and the Catechumenate

OK, as promised, here’s a post on tackling these issues in the Catechumenate. January to Easter is the time when we turn towards the deepest changes catechumens need to make in their lives, after...

Suspicious motives…?

Suspicious motives…?

This is a question often raised regarding people who come to RCIA: they just want to jump through the hoops, get their child into a school, and so on. The first thing I would...

God’s Plan for Holiness through Marriage

God’s Plan for Holiness through Marriage

Wow – today I am in amazement of Catholic families, and parents who authentically live marriage and family life as a path to holiness. I talked with a wonderful young Catholic mother a few days ago....

The Importance of Sponsors

The Importance of Sponsors

I’ve just finished matching all our precatechumenate “enquirers” with parish sponsors. None of them came to their enquiry sessions with a strong Catholic friend, and so each time this happens, we sit down and...

Mystagogia

Mystagogia

I said I would write a bit more about our period of Mystagogy in the parish. I recently heard a statistic that, on average, 70% of the people who are received into the Church...