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Introduction to Seeking Christ
Fr. Frank DeSiano, CSP, President of Paulist Evangelization Ministries, introduces Seeking Christ
, one of PNCEA's newest resources. With Seeking Christ
, parishes can welcome newcomers and seekers all year round.
Seeking Christ aims to solve the problem parishes face when people inquire about the Catholic Church, but the parish has no way to begin receiving them. Seeking Christ includes eight sessions that can be used in a variety of ways to welcome and engage people who are inquiring about becoming Catholics.
The program can easily become part of a parish’s precatechumenal process. After an initial interview, the program offers eight possible sessions dealing with
Depending on inquirers’ needs, a parish chooses which sessions would be most helpful.
- human seeking,
- our words and the Word of God,
- the Holy Spirit,
- the Church as the Community of Jesus,
- freedom, and
|Each session involves a short DVD reflection, a scripture passage for discussion, and a take-home session which allows the inquirer to begin seeing Catholic approaches to various life issues.
The inquirer receives a beautifully designed booklet for reflection and journaling.
A guide for facilitators gives specific details to help with each session.
A parish manual, which emphasizes invitation and outreach, is available free as a download for parishes. In addition to serving inquirers, Seeking Christ also allows us to do better one very important task—inviting and welcoming people all year long to discover Jesus Christ in our Catholic faith.
The Seeking Christ preview pack includes the participant booklet, facilitator's guide, and the eight-session DVD.