Welcome

Welcome parish RCIA leaders and coordinators.  Using online tools, we support you in the doctrinal formation of your catechumens and candidates.

Setting the foundation for life-long conversion.

RCIACentral.com provides you with resources for an entire initiation process.  In addition to session outlines for inquiry, purification and mystagogia, it includes online video sessions for over nine-months of catechetical instruction, lenten purification and mystagogical catechesis.  Each session includes handouts for the participants and questions designed to help them follow Christ more deeply.  Instructor materials include presentation slides in both powerpoint and Apple Keynote.  Support materials are included for you and your sponsors.

Using field-tested resources.

All RCIACentral.com resources have been used in actual RCIA settings.  The videos are taken from an actual RCIA process, with real-life catechumens and candidates in attendance.  You can use the videos for supplementing your process and delivering the content.  The curriculum is flexible, so you can use at as you see best for your participants.  It allows you to insure a complete and systematic overview of the teachings of the Church, rooted in Scripture, all the while calling participants to respond in holiness.

Making your life as a coordinator a little easier.

RCIACentral.com helps you to:

– Learn the essential programatic and doctrinal points in process.
– Provide participants with a easy way to keep up  when they miss a session.
– To reach participants who cannot attend RCIA on the days your sessions are held.
– Have options for those who do not need a full process, such as previously catechized candidates.

Thank you for visiting our website.  If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.  God bless you and all involved in your RCIA process.

About Eric

Hi.  I’m Eric – allow me to be your RCIA coach.  I’ve spent over 15 years in the trenches directly working in RCIA.  I’m still learning, but hope to support you as best I can in this amazing, life-changing ministry.

Now for the formal bio…

Dr. Eric J. Westby is an associate professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville.  He is the Director of Parish and School Catechesis of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Phoenix, AZ.  He is also the Director of the Institute of Catholic Theology in Phoenix, AZ.  He holds a Masters of Arts degree in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University in Steubenville and a PhD from the Maryvale Institute of Birmingham, England. He holds a Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies from the Center for Ministry Development, and has been involved in parish catechesis since 1988. He is a regular presenter at the summer St. John Bosco Catechetical Conference at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is the founder of ymcentral.com and rciacentral.com. More importantly, he is husband to Nikki and father of five beautiful girls. Everyone agrees he married up.