RCIA, nos. 75.1 and 81 speak of suitable catechesis during the Catechumenate Period that is“accommodated to the liturgical year.”  Using the Lectionary & Catechism Alignment Tool (LCAT) listed below, the parish RCIA team can discern catechetical topics for the entire catechumenate and liturgical year.

The Lectionary & Catechism Alignment Tool (LCAT)

The LCAT makes use of: a.) the church year, b.) the gospel for each Sunday and each liturgical cycle of readings, c.) relevant citations from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which is not intended to be a textbook, and d.) suggested catechetical content or focus.

Lectionary & Catechism Alignment Tool (correction 9/30/2016)

The LCAT was developed in 1999/2007 by Mrs. Rita Thiron, Diocese of Lansing, MI, and presented as a resource at the 2007 national meeting of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions.  The “catechetical content” column was added in 2009 by Mrs. Carmen Cayon, for the Office of Evangelization and Lifelong Faith Formation, Diocese of St. Petersburg.

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