The Essentials of Catholic Liturgy (ECL)

Liturgy Training Publications (LTP), in partnership with the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM), introduces a new series of training courses: The Essentials of Catholic Liturgy (ECL). Offered in three tracks to assist participants in need of various levels of instruction, these training courses offer instruction and formation in the fundamentals of Catholic liturgy and the essential liturgical documents.

The Essentials of Christian Initiation (ECI)

The Essentials of Christian Initiation (ECI), a six-week, virtual training course developed by Liturgy Training Publications, provides a basic and thorough introduction to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and serves as a foundation to implementing the vision of Christian initiation ministry in a parish setting. The course guides participants through the various periods and steps of the RCIA through the lens of conversion, evangelization, and discipleship.

FDLC Virtual Workshops for RCIA Ministers

The Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC)—in collaboration with the Liturgy Training Publications (LTP)—a series of fourteen (14) “virtual workshops” designed to provide formation in an accessible and affordable format. The workshops cover a wide range of topics — from general overviews to detailed legalities. They examine the various periods and steps of the catechumenate process, recapture the vision of the RCIA, and offer best practices for liturgical celebrations. They are aimed at various levels of experience, from the seasoned veteran to the new parish volunteer. These workshops are made possible through funds deeded by the North American Forum on the Catechumenate to the FDLC after the Forum closed its doors in 2013.

These workshops are available for either one time access or unlimited access.

Here is the complete list of the available workshops:

  • Recapturing the Richness: The Vision of the RCIA

  • The Initiating Parish

  • Discernment in the RCIA

  • Concerning the Baptized

  • Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate

  • Rite of Acceptance/ Welcome

  • Period of the Catechumenate

  • RCIA as Adapted for Children of Catechetical Age

  • Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion

  • Period of Purification & Enlightenment

  • Rites of Initiation and Reception

  • National Statutes for the Catechumenate

  • The Period of Mystagogia 

  • Preaching for the Rites