Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The Word of God in the Sacraments of the Church

Thank you to the 68 people who gathered with the Christian Initiation Committee at the Providence Spirituality Centre in Kingston on September 15 and 16, 2017.  People from across our province travelled to be a part of this formation event. 

There were participants from the  following dioceses: London, Hamilton, Toronto, Timmins, Kingston and  Ottawa. Archbishop Brendan O'Brien from the archdiocese of Kingston joined us to Evening Prayer on Friday. 

The three focus sessions were: 

The Word of God in Our Lives                                                  
“The Scriptures are the living waters from which all who seek life and salvation must drink.”  Introduction to the Lectionary, CCCB, 2009, par. 5

The Word of God at the Heart of Initiation
“The Church has always venerated the divine scriptures as it has venerated the Body of the Lord, in that it never ceases, above all in the sacred liturgy, to partake of the bread of life and to offer it to the faithful from the one table of the word of God and the Body of Christ.”
Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, par. 21

The Word of God: Integral to Initial and Ongoing Catechesis
“Catechesis will always draw its content from the living source of the Word of God transmitted in Tradition and the Scriptures, for sacred Tradition and sacred Scripture make up a single sacred deposit of the word of God, which is entrusted to the Church” General Directory for Catechesis par. 94   

The evaluation forms indicate that the participants found the time helpful, formative and spiritually enriching.  

May all parish initiation members continue to strive to put people not only in touch but also in communion and intimacy with Jesus Christ. (General Directory for Catechesis, par. 80) 


Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Word of God in the Sacraments of the Church
For those who prepare people to celebrate Sacraments of Initiation

Friday September 15, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
and Saturday September 16, 2017 
from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Providence Spirituality Centre
1200 Princess St. Kingston, ON

Sponsored by the
Christian Initiation Committee, Ontario Liturgical Conference
A Consultative Body of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario

We are called to hear and reflect on the Word of God to more deeply become the word of God ourselves and proclaim it by our lives. This gathering will focus on the role of the Word of God in our lives as Catholics. We shall explore the place God’s Word has in the preparation for Baptism, Confirmation and first sharing in Holy Communion as well as the implications of having the Word of God at the heart of the initiation process (RCIA).

The conference is for all who prepare others to celebrate a sacrament of initiation including
Pastors and Deacons,
those who lead the parish RCIA,
parish leaders responsible for Baptism preparation for infants
leaders of the parish Confirmation Preparation
leaders of the parish First Communion Preparation
and all people who have a passion for God’s Word.

Cost
Option A $105.00 (Conference, Friday Night Social, accommodation on Friday, Supper on Friday, Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday)
Add $10.00 if registering after August 15th.

Option B $50.00 (Conference, Friday Night Social and Saturday lunch)

Add $10.00 if registering after August 15th.

Brochure and registration form available by clicking on Upcoming Workshops. 

Monday, 27 March 2017

A Formation Event in September 2017

The Word of God in the Sacraments of the Church
For those who prepare people to celebrate sacraments of initiation

Friday September 15, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
and Saturday September 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Providence Spirituality Centre
1200 Princess St. Kingston, ON

We are called to hear and reflect on the Word of God to more deeply become the word of God ourselves and proclaim it by our lives. This gathering will focus on the role of the Word of God in our lives as Catholics. We shall explore the place God’s Word has in the preparation for Baptism, Confirmation and first sharing in Holy Communion as well as the implications of having the Word of God at the heart of the initiation process (RCIA).

The conference is for all who prepare others to celebrate a sacrament of initiation including
Pastors and Deacons,
those who lead the parish RCIA,
parish leaders responsible for the Baptism preparation for infants
leaders of the parish Confirmation Preparation
leaders of the parish First Communion Preparation
and all people who have a passion for God’s Word.

Option A $105.00 *                                                                
Supper on September 15                                                       
Conference and Facility Fee                                                 
Accommodation at Providence Spirituality Centre ***
Breakfast, Lunch on September 16

Option B (commuters) $50.00 
Conference and Facility Fee
Lunch on September 16
*Add $10.00 if registering after August 15th.

***The rooms at Providence Spirituality Centre do not have a private bathroom. There is limited availability so please register early.

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Thriftlodge Kingston (formerly the Peachtree Inn), located across the street from the centre. The cost is $99.00 (double occupancy) which includes parking, WIFI, continental breakfast. Reserve your room with Thriftlodge Kingston (1-800-706-0698) before August 15, 2017. When reserving your room please mention reference number 732-998038 or ask for the OLC Initiation group. 


Full brochure available after June 1, 2017 at http://olcinitiation.blogspot.ca 
click on Upcoming Workshops.
Email: olcrcia@gmail.com or call Catherine at 705 718 4808.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Called to Journey Together in Christ

Summer School for Liturgical Musicians and Parish Initiation Leaders  July 17 - 20, 2016

 
For more than 20 years the Music Commission of the Ontario Liturgical Conference, (a consultative body to the Assembly of Catholic Bishops) has offered a formation event for all parish liturgical musicians.  This year for the first time, the Music Commission and the Christian Initiation Committee both of the Ontario Liturgical Conference are joining together to offer a formation event.  You may access information about this event by clicking on Upcoming Workshops.

If you have any questions please send an email to olcrcia@gmail.com

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Registration for The Role of the Whole Parish in Preparing Children and Adults to Celebrate Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist is closed.  If you have any questions please contact us by email at olcrcia@gmail.com