When You Are an Rcia Sponsor: Handing on the Faith (Paperback)
In When You Are an RCIA Sponsor Rita Burns Senseman reflects on the responsibility and significance of being chosen to share your faith and personal experience with someone less familiar with the path than you. She explains clearly and briefly the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Her explanation includes a description of the rituals involved in the initiation process as well as a description of the theology of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. She offers suggestions for being a companion and witness on the RCIA journey, for introducing and welcoming the new Catholic into the parish faith community, and for praying and worshiping together. Each chapter provides questions for reflection or discussion, and passages from the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church for prayerful meditation. The author also includes guidance for sponsoring families.
About the Author
RITA BURNS SENSEMAN has been involved in initiation ministry for many years. She is a team member for the North American Forum on the
Catechumenate and author of A Child's Journey: The Christian Initiation of Children and When Your Child Becomes Catholic: What Parents and Sponsors Need to Know (St. Anthony Messenger Press).