Turning Hearts toward God:
The Lenten Practice of Baptismal Preparation

June 27-29, 2017
Mercy Center, Burlingame, California
In the San Francisco Bay Area

How does the Spirit turn our hearts toward God?

How do faith communities engage those to be baptized in this turning?

What maps and patterns of practice guide it?

We are fortunate to have presenters from the Roman Catholic and Reformed traditions to stimulate our reflection on the signs of lives being formed in Christ.

Team RCIA’s Nick Wagner and Diana Macalintal, will mine the riches of the rites and mystagogical approaches of The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
Presbyterian, Paul Galbreath, will explore how a broad appropriation of the sequences of the catechumenate engage hearts in turning toward God in action and behavior.

As a community of worship, study and prayer we will turn our minds and hearts to appreciate the deep structures of the Lenten journey for our own ministries of baptismal formation.

Registration will open in January 2017. See our website for information on a concurrent training event for parish teams.







Commuter Fee


Includes meals (no breakfast)

Extra Night


Early arrival on Monday