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The Joy of Keeping the Faith

Thriving in the Church after RCIA

by (author) Christine Way Skinner

Initial publish date
Feb 2020
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    Publish Date
    Feb 2020
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After spending eight months or so as part of a small, intimate group, receiving individual attention, you are now a member of the Catholic Church. Welcome! If you find yourself asking, “What’s next?” “How can I continue to deepen my faith?” or “Where can I learn more about this new community with a 2,000-year history that I just joined?” then this book is for you!


While author Christine Way Skinner underlines that there are a few non-negotiables when it comes to keeping the faith, she does not offer a one-size-fits-all plan. Instead, she explores a wide variety of approaches in which you can find just the right way of practising your faith – one that fits your personality, culture and context. The book includes testimonies from those who have been in your shoes; practical suggestions at the end of each chapter help guide you into a deeper life in community with the Catholic tradition.


This thoughtful book, written by a seasoned pastoral associate with warmth and humour, will help you and any Catholic who is seeking a richer faith life to connect with parish life and the larger Christian tradition.



About the author

Christine Way Skinner is a catechist at St. John Chrysostom, a large parish in Newmarket, ON. She has a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School. She and her husband, Michael, have five adopted special needs children. She is the author of Jesus Invites Me to the Feast: My First Eucharist Journal(Liguoiri, 2011), Anointed for Mission: A Parish Confirmation Program (TO Archdiocese, 2006, revised 2007), and the Catholic Kids Series (Novalis) We Are Catholic (2015), We Go to Mass (2016), and We Pray in Many Ways (2017).

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