RCIA Commission and Forum train initiation ministers
GREENSBORO — Fifty-five people from 12 dioceses participated in four full days of RCIA training last month, hosted at St. Paul Church in Greensboro.
The initiation ministers and RCIA coordinators were trained by the RCIA Commission and the North American Forum on the Catechumenate.
The forum team that conducted the training had a total of 140 years of experience with the rite. Participants consisting of priests, deacons and lay coordinators came from dioceses in California, Florida, the Carolinas, Mississippi and Georgia, among others.
Nelson Bonet from the Archdiocese of Miami led a team consisting of Father John Durbin from the Diocese of Raleigh, Father Ed Koharchik from the Diocese of Austin, Rita Burns Senseman, notable author from Terre Haute, Ind., Father Ron Wearsch from the Diocese of Cleveland, and Rosie Hernandez from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
A complementary local team led by Peggy Connolly, Pat Millar and the RCIA Commission handled local logistics.
— Dr. Cris Villapando