Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

RCIA Catechists


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    Newsletter downloadable notes
    (includes the monthly readings)


    June 2019

    May 2019

    April 2019

    March 2019

    February 2019

    January 2019



    December 2018

    November 2018

    October 2018

    September 2018

    Sunday Readings downloadable notes (archive)

    Year C 1 Advent 1 - 4

    Year C 2 Baptism to Ordinary 5

    Year C 3 Lent weeks 1 - 3

    Year C 4 Easter weeks 3 - 6

    Year C 5 Ordinary time weeks 10 - 22

    Year C 6 Ordinary time weeks 23 - 26

    Year C 7 Ordinary time weeks 27 - 31

    Year C 8 Ordinary time week 32 - Year A, Advent week 1

    Year A Advent week 2 - The Feast of the Nativity

    Year A Feast of Mary, Mother of God - Ordinary time week 4

    Year A Ordinary time weeks 5 - 8

    Year A Lent weeks 1 - 4

    Year A Lent week 5 - Easter week 3

    Year A Easter week 4 - the Ascension of the Lord

    Year A Ordinary time weeks 23 - 26

    Year A Ordinary time weeks 27 - 30

    Year A Ordinary time week 31 - Feast of Christ the King

    Year B Advent - Epiphany

    RCIA - Rite of Acceptance


    RCIA - Resources for Lent, including the Scrutinies

    Diocese RCIA Purification and Enlightenment

    RCIA  - An excellent series of articles introducing the essentials of RCIA

    RCIA 1 - Introduction

    RCIA 2 - Explanation

    RCIA 3 - Sponsors


    Ministry: To Minister is to Serve

    RCIA Handbook

    RCIA Handbook "Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults" - available in the American study edition ISBN: 978-0-8146-1593-5

    Guest Speakers

    • Deacon Peter Lavery and his wife, Pauline, offer to contribute a session in any RCIA programme on Marriage and Family Life

    • Kathryn Turner (the Head of Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan Department for Spirituality) is willing to visit any RCIA group in our diocese to speak on Prayer, either to the RCIA Team or as an RCIA session for Enquirers and Team

    Leaflet on Stages of the Journey

    RCIA Stages of the Journey - leaflet for catechists

Lectionary Based Catechesis Resource Books

  • Foundations in Faith. Catechumenate Manual. Bob Duggan, Carol Gura et ak. RCL, Texas. 19999 ISBN 0-7829-0760-1

  • Breaking Open the Lectionary. Lectionary Readins in their Biblical Context for RCIA, Faith Sharing Groups and Lectors. Margaret Nutting Ralph ISBN 0-8091-4289-9

  • Living God's Word, Reflections on the Weekly Gospels David Knight ISBN 978 -0-86716-307-0


Wednesday Word: Weekly readings resource for catechists

See also documents and resources on National RCIA Network

Question of the Week