Christian Initiation

"I charge the institute to work to improve and standardize the RCIA ministry in the Diocese, and to fully support those pastors, religious and volunteers who work so hard in this ministry. I specifically call for an improvement and extension of the period of mystagogy, the continuing teaching of those who have recently joined the Church."

—Bishop Joseph Strickland, Constitution on Teaching (57)


The St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization is proud to present the new standardized textbook for RCIA classes in the Diocese of Tyler:

 The Way of Christ 

The Way of Christ: Student's Book

 

     The Way of Christ introduces readers to the fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church, the basics of what Catholics believe and how Catholics should live. It contains answers to common questions about Catholic beliefs and practices. By reading through these lessons, especially with a teacher, the reader will come to know this simple and profound faith, the faith taught by Jesus Christ and handed down in the one Church He established.
     This book is intended to be used in a variety of ways. It may be read as part of a personal study of Catholicism. It can refresh the knowledge of those who are already practicing Catholics. It can reintroduce the Catholic faith to someone who has been away from the Church for some time.
     Coupled with The Way of Christ: Teacher’s Guide, this Student’s Book provides an ideal structure for one year of adult faith formation or for an RCIA curriculum. The 32 lessons can be spread throughout the year, so that the first 26 are studied prior to Easter and the last six, the “Going Deeper” lessons, are examined during the Easter season.


The Way of Christ: Teacher's Guide

 

     The Way of Christ introduces readers to the fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church, the basics of what Catholics believe and how Catholics should live. It contains answers to common questions about Catholic beliefs and practices. This teacher's guide helps teachers guide students to come to know this simple and profound faith, the faith taught by Jesus Christ and handed down in the one Church He established.
         Coupled with The Way of Christ: Student's Book, this Teacher's Guide provides an ideal structure for one year of adult faith formation or for an RCIA curriculum. The 32 lessons can be spread throughout the year, so that the first 26 are studied prior to Easter and the last six, the “Going Deeper” lessons, are examined during the Easter season.

 


Bundles for Parishes and Classrooms

Small Bundle

     This bundle comes with two (2) Teacher's Guides and ten (10) Student's Books. 

 
$129.95 each Add to cart

$129.95 each Add to cart

Large Bundle

     This bundle comes with five (5) Teacher's Guides and twenty-five (25) Student's Books. 

$249.95 each Add to cart

 

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