National speakers to present at RCIA workshop May 13

As part of the Ephphetha Series celebrating initiation into the Catholic Church, a workshop, “Mystagogy as a Tool for Parish Renewal,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Sacred Heart Church in Sauk Rapids.

Timothy O’Malley, director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, South Bend, Indiana, and Father J. Michael Joncas, university artist-in-residence and fellow at the Center for Catholic Studies of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, are the presenters. There is a separate track for priests and deacons.

This is a series on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults provided by the Office of Worship for the Diocese of St. Cloud. The series is funded by a Vital Worship Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.

For more information, visit, and click on the event listing. Or call 320-255-9068. The cost is free to those within the St. Cloud Diocese and $15 for those outside. To register, visit

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