Rita Ferrone outlines the significance of the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults, the RCIA, and how it has a ripple effect that is greater than the focus on catechumens in the parish. She offers encouragement to communities to be actively involved and committed to this gradual process of Christian initiation.

Ms Rita Ferrone is an internationally acclaimed writer and frequent speaker on issues of liturgy and church renewal. She is the author of several books about liturgy, and in the course of her career has worked extensively with the adult catechumenate. Her most recent book is a pastoral guide to Pope Francis's letter on liturgical formation, Desiderio Desideravi (Liturgical Press, 2023).

Drawing on her rich teaching and personal experience, Sr Julia Upton, RSM explores the multifaceted rituals associated with Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying and the Sacrament of Penance.

Sr Professor Julia Upton, RSM is Provost Emerita and Distinguished Professor of Theology at St John's University, New York. She has served on national advisory bodies and is the author of many books and articles.

Dan McGrath invites us to harness the power of liturgical catechesis, the witness of married couples and the foundational role of families to better celebrate and understand the meaning of Christian marriage.

Dr Daniel McGrath is a sessional facilitator in Pre-marriage Education for Centacare Brisbane, QLD Australia. A graduate of ACU, his doctoral thesis is entitled: Marriage as creative union: A liturgical theology drawn from The Order of Celebrating Matrimony.

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