This month’s issue of St Anthony Messenger is a real keeper. The focus of this special issue is sacraments. As we think about signs and symbols of the Church, the natural expressions are the sacraments. This issue is required reading for every catechist. Father Tom Richstatter, O.F.M., gives a profound explanation of the initiation rites of the Church that serves as a primer for anyone who observes the drama of the Easter Vigil or wishes to understand the connection between baptism, confirmation and Eucharist. John Feister writes about the inspiring faith of actor Clarence Gilyard and what the Eucharist brings to his life. This witness is a great springboard for a junior-high or high-school discussion on the Eucharist. The rest of the issue visits the remaining sacraments with top-notch catechesis and insight. This special issue should be a mainstay in our catechist-resource library and a perfect addition to every parish RCIA program.
Quoted in the April edition of the Faith Formation Update Bulletin.