Course Description

WE MAKE DISCIPLES Parish Discipleship Program for Adults

An invitation to All Parishioners

WE MAKE DISCIPLES, the slogan used by our pastor Fr. Steve Kunkel to define the parish’s mission, refers to Jesus’ desire to make each one of us His followers. By being called, formed, and sent by Jesus, He invites us to use our gifts, talents and our entire lives to love and serve Him and each other.

Sacramental Preparation Formation

All are welcome to this process, but for those adults interested in receiving Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, and Confession, it will be our required process of sacramental preparation.

Dates/Times

Sunday Morning for Adults.

9am to 10:45am. Beginning September 13.

Open to any adult 18 years and older and out of High School.

These sessions are required for all adults preparing for Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, and Confession (either one or all of them).

Cost: $45/adult.

Participate from Home

We will begin the year over video conferencing via Zoom, so you can participate from your home.

Institute Director

Eric Westby, Phd

Eric J. Westby, PhD is the Director of the Institute of Catholic Theology in Phoenix, Arizona. He is also the Director of Parish and School Catechesis at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. He is an assistant professor of Theology for Franciscan University of Steubenville. He received his doctorate from Liverpool Hope University, with his thesis entitled "Equipping the Catechist of Catechists: A Critical Discussion of Seminary Formation in Light of Priestly Ministry in Catechesis." He holds a Masters of Arts degree in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University in Steubenville, from where he was the first student to complete the graduate specialization in catechetics. He holds a Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies from the Center for Ministry Development, and has been involved in full-time catechesis since 1988. He is a regular presenter at the summer St. John Bosco Catechetical Conference at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He has published youth ministry materials through YOU! Press and is the founder of ymcentral.com and rciacentral.com. More importantly, he is husband to Nikki and father of five beautiful girls.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • We Make Disciples 2020-2021 for Adults

    • Zoom Meeting Information

    • Schedule UPDATED MARCH 24, 2021

    • Are you preparing for a sacrament?

  • 2

    Sunday, September 13, 2020 - Called by Jesus

    • Video - Intro to We Make Disciples

    • Participant Worksheet - Overview 1 Called by Jesus

    • Introduction to RCIA/Christian Initiation

    • Session Video - Called by Jesus

  • 3

    Sunday, September 20, 2020 - Formed by Jesus

    • Participant Worksheet - Overview 2 Formed by Jesus

    • Session Video - Formed by Jesus

  • 4

    Sunday, September 27, 2020 - Sent by Jesus

    • Participant Worksheet - Overview 3 Sent by Jesus

    • Session Video - Sent by Jesus

  • 5

    Sunday, October 4 - Our Desire for God

    • Key Resources - Catechism. Bible and Saints

    • Session 01 - Catechumenate Orientation Handout

    • Session 01 - Our Desire For God - Worksheet

    • Video - RCIA Orienatation

    • Video - Our Desire for God

  • 6

    Sunday, October 11, 2020 - Creation

    • Session 02 - Creation - Worksheet

    • Video - Creation Part 1

    • Video - Creation Part 2

  • 7

    Sunday, October 18 - The Fall and Original Sin

    • Session 03 - The Fall and Original Sin - Worksheet

    • Video - The Fall and Original Sin

  • 8

    Sunday, October 25 - The Old Testament Covenants

    • Session 04 - Old Testament Covenants - Worksheet

    • Session 04 - Covenants Overview Chart

    • Session 04 - Old Testament Covenants - Hahn Reading

    • audio_only

  • 9

    Sunday, November 1, 2020 - Jesus Infancy

    • Session 05 - Jesus Infancy - Worksheet

    • Celebrating All Saints Day

    • Video - Jesus' Infancy

  • 10

    Sunday, November 8, 2020 - Jesus’ Parables and Teachings

    • Session 06 - Gospel of Mark - Part 1 - Worksheet

    • Video - Mark 1-3

  • 11

    Sunday, November 15, 2020 - Jesus’ Healings and Miracles

    • Session 07 - Gospel of Mark - Part 2 - Worksheet

    • Video Mark 4-8

  • 12

    Sunday, November 22 - Jesus' Passion and Death

    • Session 08 - Gospel of Mark Part 3 - Worksheet

    • Video Mark 8-14

  • 13

    Sunday, December 6 - Jesus' Resurrection

    • Session 09 - Jesus' Resurrection - Worksheet

    • Video Mark 15-16

  • 14

    Sunday, December 13 - Jesus

    • Session 10 - Jesus - Worksheet

    • Video - Jesus

  • 15

    Sunday, December 20 - The Church

    • Session 11 - The Church - Worksheet

    • Video - The Church

  • 16

    Sunday, January 10, 2021 - Mary

    • Session 12 - Mary - Worksheet

    • Video - Mary

  • 17

    Sunday, January 24, 2021 - The Last Things

    • Session 13 - The Last Things - Worksheet

    • Video - Last Things

  • 18

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 - Baptism and Confirmation

    • Session 14 - Baptism and Confirmation - Worksheet

    • Video - Baptism and Confirmation

  • 19

    Sunday, February 7, 2021 - The Eucharist

    • Session 15 - The Eucharist - Worksheet

    • Video - Eucharist

  • 20

    Sunday, February 14, 2021 - The Sacraments of Healing

    • Session 16 - Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick - Worksheet

    • Video - Confession

  • 21

    Sunday, February 21, 2021 - The Sacrament of Matrimony

    • Session 17 - Matrimony - Worksheet

    • Video - Matrimony

  • 22

    Sunday, February 28, 2021 - Life in Christ

    • Session 18 - Life in Christ - Worksheet

    • Video - Life in Christ

  • 23

    Sunday, March 7, 2021 - Prayer from the Heart

    • Session 19 - Prayer from the Heart - Worksheet

    • Heart of Love p 23-27 Therese and Prayer

    • How to Recite the Rosary

    • Video - Prayer from the Heart

  • 24

    Final Interview Forms

    • Microsoft Word Versions

    • PDF Version - Catechumen/Candidate Form

    • PDF Version - Catechumen/Candidate Catechetical Assessment

    • PDF Version - Sponsor Form

  • 25

    Sunday, March 14, 2021 - The Battle of Prayer

    • Session 20 - The Battle of Prayer - Worksheet

    • Temperament Quiz

    • Video - Temperaments and the Battle of Prayer

    • Full Lecture from Nikki on the Temperaments (recorded previously)

  • 26

    Sunday March 21, 2021 - Our Father, Part 1

    • Session 21 - Our Father Part 1 Handout 1

    • Session 21 - Our Father Part 2 Handout 2

    • Video - Our Father Part 1

  • 27

    Sunday March 28, 2021

    • Session 22 - Our Father Part 2 Handout 1

    • Session 22 - Our Father Part 2 Handout 2

    • Divine-Mercy-Chaplet-Handout

    • Session 22 - Readings of Holy Week

    • Diocese of Phoenix: Holy Week Resource

    • Fr. Steve on St. Faustina and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy (1 Hour Talk)

    • Video - Our Father Part 2

  • 28

    Saturday, April 3 - Easter Vigil Liturgy

    • Mass Video - Part 1

    • Mass Video - Part 2

  • 29

    Sunday April 11 - Easter Vigil Recap

    • Morning Prayer

    • Video - Easter Vigil Recap

  • 30

    Sunday April 18 - Baptism and Confirmation

    • Morning Prayer

    • Video - Baptism and Confirmation

  • 31

    Sunday April 25 - The Mass

    • Morning Prayer

    • Video - Parts of the Mass and the Liturgical Year

  • 32

    Sunday, May 2 - Continuing Formation

    • Morning Prayer

    • Video - Continuing Formation through Catechesis, Community and Confession

  • 33

    Sunday, May 16 - Charisms and Service to the Church and World

    • Morning Prayer

    • Handout - Weddell Fruitful Discipleship Chapter 4

    • Knowing yourself and your Charisms

    • Supporting the Parish

    • Works of Mercy and the Precepts of the Church

    • Continuing Community in Small Groups

    • Sharing Your Faith

    • Important Catholic Prayers

    • St Thomas the Apostle Church Symbols

    • Catechetical Assessment

    • Video - Claire Dwyer on the Charisms

    • Video - Serving at Parish and Going Forth

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