Forum on the Catechumenate Set Nov. 11


The second annual Archdiocesan Forum on the Catechumenate will address “Ministering to the Baptized Christian: Understanding RCIA Part 2, Chapter 5.” The forum will take place at the Academy of Mount St. Ursula in the Bronx Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Victoria M. Tufano, a liturgical consultant and senior editor for Liturgy Training Publications, Chicago, will deliver the keynote address on how to minister to Christians seeking full communion with the Church. 

Workshops will be led by Father Michael J. Lynch, associate vicar for ecumenical and interreligious affairs for the Diocese of Brooklyn and pastor of Our Lady of the Cenacle parish in Richmond Hill, Queens, who will discuss the pastoral steps for accompanying candidates on their journey to full communion, and Dr. Donna Eschenauer, associate academic dean and professor of pastoral theology at St. Joseph Seminary, who will give practical and pastoral suggestions for the Rite of Reception and the care of candidates in a parish setting.

The forum is for parish directors and coordinators of the catechumenate (RCIA) and parish RCIA team members, directors and coordinators of religious education, youth ministry and evangelization, pastors, pastoral associates, parish leaders and catechists. Information and registration: Oscar Cruz, director of the Catechumenate in the archdiocese, at


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