Staff Member: Paulette Peynet
My RCIA ministry began at Cathedral in 1983, with training from Fr. Richard Sirianni and, later, Fr. Edmond Bliven and Fr. Jim Dunning, founding president of North American Forum on the Catechumenate. I also worked in the archdiocesan Office for Worship, planning archdiocesan liturgies at Cathedral, and in the Office of Ministry, conducting research to enhance parish ministries.
My discipline is Pastoral Theology, applying theological theories and concepts in daily life. The RCIA is a faith formation process, not a class, introducing inquirers to Catholic beliefs and faith traditions through instruction, prayer, worship and community building. I hold a graduate degree in intercultural relations and I taught management courses for 15 years in universities in Oregon, Massachusetts and Alaska.