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RCIA Resources to inspire the Elect to grow deeper in true faith and experience real purification and enlightenment.

RCIA Period of Purification

Licenses on this page:
Our RCIA resources for the Period of Purification may be used indefinitely without the need to renew your distribution license, as long as you continue to use them only in RCIA in one parish. (For additional uses in the parish, please order a Whole Parish License when available or additional Small Group Licenses. For example, hand-outs ordered for RCIA may be used year after year, but for unlimited printing throughout your parish, the Whole Parish License is required.)

Breaking Open the Word of Faith for December
Breaking Open the Word of Faithpreview

Sunday discussion hand-outs: Emailed monthly, they include a reflection on the Sunday readings from Mass with discussion questions and an editable zone for adding your own RCIA information. To order by the week instead of by the year, order from the Liturgical Calendar.

$120 annual subscription (Less than $16/month!)

Lenten Bible Study for Period of Purification
Lenten Bible Study for Cycle A preview

Description: Special Lenten edition of Breaking Open the Word of Faith for RCIA any year.

$60 PDF ebook to print for hand-outs (unlimited printing for RCIA in one parish)

What is the Meaning of Lent? for Period of Purification
What is the Meaning of Lent?preview

Description: Explains why we have the season of Lent, how it helps us grow closer to God, and the Lenten regulations on fasting and abstinence, prayer and almsgiving.

$15 PDF to print for hand-outs: (unlimited printing for RCIA in one parish)

Save $$ by ordering everything below bundled as one package!
$110 (Value: $140) To order all resources for the Purification Period, check this box only.

The Meaning of Lent for Period of Purification
What Is the Meaning of Lent?

$30 PowerPoint Presentation with hand-outs
$30 in Spanish (not included in bundled discount package)

Description: Explains why and how Lent should make a significant difference in our lives. As it gently teaches about the mercy of God that’s given to us in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, it raises awareness that we are sinners and Lent is a time of becoming more aware of the sins we need to overcome. It includes a fun “parable” to provide food for discussion and deeper reflection. And it provides the meaning of Ash Wednesday, fasting and abstinence, prayer, and almsgiving — and even explains why we abstain from meat. Easy for use by catechists, this PowerPoint Presentation comes with a Catechist Guide and the 4-page (print on 2 papers, double-sided) hand-out “The Parable of the Unhappy Pig“.

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The Parable of the Unhappy Pig hand-out only (RCIA License)
This is included in the “What Is the Meaning of Lent?” PPT package above. Add to the order only if you want copies for other uses in the parish or do not want the PPT.
$10

The Creed PPT for Period of Purification
The Creed: What Do We Really Believe?

$30 PowerPoint Presentation with hand-outs

Description: Compares the Apostles Creed to the Nicene Creed, shows the origin of the latter and which heresies it was counteracting, and unpacks the meaning of the Nicene Creed for the student’s personal life during the Period of Purification. Comes with a Catechist Guide and two hand-outs: “The Creed of Christianity: What do you really believe?” (2 pages on the Nicene Creed that includes a customizable corner box for your church’s own special message) and The Apostles Creed (2 pages that includes an image from the presentation).

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The Creed of Christianity: What do you really believe? hand-out only (RCIA License)
This is included in the “The Creed: What Do We Really Believe?” PPT package above. Add to the order only if you want copies for other uses in the parish or do not want the PPT.
$10

Our Father Prayer PPT for Period of Purification
Journeying to Holiness in the “Our Father” Prayer

$30 PowerPoint Presentation with hand-outs

Description: Unpack the Lord’s Prayer for the Period of Purification, which is so often taken for granted. Reveal the life-changing impact that every line of this prayer can have. This easy-to-follow presentation includes lots of discussion questions for interesting interaction. Comes with a Catechist Guide and a 1-page hand-out for the class: “Meet Our Father in the Lord’s Prayer“.

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Meet Our Father in the Lord’s Prayer hand-out only (RCIA License)
This is included in “The Our Father Prayer” PPT package above. Add to the order only if you want copies for other uses in the parish or do not want the PPT.
$10

Add this companion piece for enhanced value:

The “Our Father” Prayer: Do I really mean what I pray?preview
Add this hand-out to inspire a good examination of conscience for the candidate’s preparation for first confession (not included in bundled discount package).
$10 RCIA or Other Small Group License
$20 Bulletin Inserts – Whole Parish License (unlimited printing, PDF)

10 Commandments for Period of Purification
Examination of Conscience Based on the 10 Commandmentspreview

Description: This checklist of common sins we commit in our daily lives is challenging but not condemning as it creates new realizations of how we break the Ten Commandments. The result is more than just a good preparation for First Confession during the Period of Purification; it raises awareness for growing in holiness. Priests have reported to us that they had nowhere else seen as much complete repentance as this Examination of Conscience inspires. (8-page hand-out, printable back-to-back on 4 sheets of paper.)

$30 PDF to print for hand-outs (unlimited printing for RCIA in one parish)
$60 Bulletin Inserts – Whole Parish License (unlimited printing, PDF)

Youth version preview
4 page hand-out, printable back-to-back on 2 sheets of paper (not included in bundled discount package).
$20 unlimited printing per program (for example: youth group and RCIY are 2 programs)
$40 Bulletin Inserts – Whole Parish License (unlimited printing, PDF)

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  • You may not add to or alter content without requesting and receiving special permission. PowerPoints are protected by a password to ensure that you will always have a good version if the editing goes awry or if someday someone gets their hands on the editable copy and adds things that a future DRE or catechist or pastor does not want there. You may obtain a customizable version, sans password protection, only after purchasing the original, protected version, for an additional equal cost.

Beth Solis, a group facilitator in Oklahoma, says, "Our members asked us in the beginning if we minded taking things slowly so we could have time to really discuss each paragraph. We always have such great discussion! The PPT has been very helpful and is a nice addition."

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Feedback from a study group in Florida

Sylvia says, "This experience deepened my love for the Eucharist in ways I couldn’t imagine when we first started this course."

Karen says, "I never thought that I would read an encyclical. However, using the study guide made this experience so rewarding. It broadened my view about the Eucharist and my Catholic faith that makes me love and appreciate what Jesus did for us ever more deeply."

Tim says, "Being the only convert in the group, I ascertained a better and stronger understanding of the importance of the Eucharist, not only in the Mass but also in my daily life."

Jimmy says, "I learned so much about the Eucharist that was powerful and enlightening. This course helped deepen my faith and my appreciation for the Holy Mass."

Erin says, "It was amazing to get everyone’s perspective on the readings. And it deepened my love in the beautiful gift that the Eucharist is to all humanity for our salvation."

Shirley says, "This course was so enlightening. It was a gift that helped me grow in my faith."

Which PowerPoint Presentations cover what Sacraments?

An overview of all 7 sacraments is in the PPT
"The Nature and Function of the Church".

PLUS: The sacraments are also covered in the following PPTs:

Baptism - The Call to Discipleship
& it's further developed in
1. Confession: Sacrament of Healing
2. The Creed
3. Mission of the Redeemer

Eucharist - Christ's True Presence in the Mass
& it's further developed in
1. Life in Jesus
2. Who's Who in the Catholic Church
3. Confession: Sacrament of Healing
4. The Creed

Confirmation - The Sacrament of Confirmation
& it's further developed in
1. Salvation History
2. The Nicene Creed

Reconciliation - Confession: Sacrament of Healing
& it's further developed in
1. Who's Who in the Catholic Church

Anointing of the Sick is covered primarily in
The Nature and Function of the Church

Holy Orders - Who's Who in the Catholic Church
& it's further developed in
1. Christ's True Presence in the Mass

Marriage is touched on in The Call to Discipleship