Date of Award
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
Vatican II called for a renewal of evangelization, catechesis, and liturgical celebration. The Catholic Church then wrote new rites for the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA). To help OCIA ministers get started with group formation on the journey of faith resulting in conversion and transformation of lives, an OCIA Handbook was written that explains how best to catechize: to discuss the Scripture with a focus on life experiences and Christian responses; to incorporate the Church’s doctrines and precepts; and, to involve more parishioners in the OCIA process to welcome new members and to reinvigorate the parish congregation’s faith.
Dudas, Patricia M., "An Order (Rlte) of Christian Initiation of Adults Handbook For Directors, Coordinators and Team Ministers" (2023). Master of Theological Studies Honors Theses. 5.