This program allows individuals to reflect on their personal faith experience against the backdrop of the Church's Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). This program contains four segments devoted to a single topic, helping viewers approach that topic through story, testimony, teaching and music/video imagery. The story segment is a modern-day parable of Cliff, a harried businessman about to set out on a weekend fishing trip. Lacking a map to his destination, Cliff has to rely on his less-than-adequate ability to follow directions. When his car breaks down and he becomes lost, Cliff learns that even detours on a journey can lead to new discoveries. (10 min.) The witness segment presents real-life Catholics who share how their personal journeys led them to discoveries of faith and to membership in the Catholic Church. (6 min.) The teaching segment explains how one "becomes a Catholic" and outlines the stages of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. (8 min.) The program concludes with a music video reflection, "It's a Long Walk," The song, heard in the story segment, returns with images from the story and a reminder that our own personal journeys do have a final destination. (3 min.)
Media ID: 61045
Length: 27 Min.
Publisher: St. Anthony Messenger Press
Level: SH, A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult