Coming Fully Alive: Conversion in the RCIA

June 13, 2015   9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

St. Stephen Martyr, Weiker Room
3105 Greenup Road
Louisville, KY 40217

Cost: $25.00 per person (includes lunch)

What do we mean by “conversion”? Can we recognize how and when it emerges? Michael Marchal will help us to identify the multiple aspects of conversion and ponder how a living faith takes root and develops.

In the morning, we will explore the various components of the conversion process and examine how they are at work in our own lives and in the lives of catechumens and candidates. In the afternoon, we will examine the liturgical rites from the same conversion perspective.

Michael H. Marchal holds degrees from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Fordham University in New York City. He is a retired high school teacher of more than forty years, most of those at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati. During that time he has been involved with worship at Bellarmine Chapel at Xavier University and has served a term on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati worship commission. He has published numerous articles on education and on liturgy and three books: Parish Funerals (Liturgy Training Publications, 1987); Adapting the Liturgy: Creative Ideas for the Church Year (Resource Publications, Inc., 1989); and The Spirit at Work: Conversion and the RCIA (World Library Publications, 2010). Michael’s hobby is cooking, and he enjoys exploring a wide range of cuisines.

To register, see the form below or contact Linda McLemore.


For additional information, please contact Maureen Grisanti Larison by email or at (502) 448-8581, ext. 1308.
Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Louisville, Office of Lifelong Formation and Education



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