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by Kathy Coffey
8.5 X 11" -- 10 pages -- downloadable & reproducible
Father of mercy, we thank you for these your servants. You have sought and summoned them in many ways -- and they have turned to seek you. ---- From the Rite of Acceptance
These words from the Rites of the RCIA inspire this powerful retreat by Kathy Coffey. A complete package, including handouts, prayers, and talk outlines, this retreat will assist you during this very busy season to provide catechumens and candidates with an excellent reflective experience prior to their full initiation into the Catholic Community.
This lovely retreat will conclude with the Ephphetha Rite, one of those recommended for the elect (See RCIA 185-205).
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Kathy Coffey is the author of 13 award-winning books and many articles in Catholic periodicals including America, U.S. Catholic, St. Anthony Messenger, Catholic Update, Everyday Catholic and National Catholic Reporter. She has won fifteen awards from the Catholic Press Association, the Foley Poetry Award from America magazine, the Independent Publishers Book Award, and the Associated Church Press Award for Editorial Courage. Kathy has spoken at national conventions such as the L.A. Congress, NCCL, NCEA, NPM, and many diocesan gatherings. She gives retreats and workshops nationally and internationally. She taught for fifteen years at the University of Colorado, Denver, and Regis Jesuit University. The mother of four, and grandmother of four, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is also the author of Grandparenting with Grace and A Project of Love: A Retreat for Couples Based on The Joy of Love, both published by The Pastoral Center.