Each Sunday in preparation for becoming Catholic, all RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) members are dismissed from Mass after the Homily. They leave for the Breaking Open the Word or to discuss the Gospel for the day and the meaning of those words.
Breaking Open the Word is as fulfilling for me as for the participants. It’s a joy to get to spread God’s Word to them. To explain what it means to be Catholic. These discussions help to alleviate their fears of joining this faith. Many people enter with preconceived notions concerning Catholicism. When they experience the warmth and camaraderie of RCIA, they realize how inaccurate their prior beliefs were. They are, then, open and even eager to learn more. Their joy is infectious and reinforces my Catholicism too. For those who have been holding back for whatever reason, join us for just one session. It will be enough to make you to want to come back to learn more.
Dear Lord, I pray that our daily living may transform our suffering world into a place of love, justice and peace. May the Word guide us in our daily lives.