Christian Initiation of Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process for adults to be received into the Catholic Church and includes adaptations for older children (over the age of 7) seeking full initiation into the Catholic Church.  The Rite of Christian Initiation leads to the celebration of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.

The Office of Evangelization and Discipleship primarily serves parish catechetical leaders responsible for the RCIA in a parish. Those seeking full communion with the Catholic Church through this process should contact their local Catholic parish.

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Christian Initiation of Adults

The Christian Initiation of Adults is the process for adults to be received into the Catholic Church. This process follows The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) and includes adaptations for older children seeking full initiation into the Catholic Church.  The Christian Initiation process leads to the celebration of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.

The Office of Formation and Discipleship primarily serves Parish Catechetical leaders responsible for the RCIA in a parish. Adults and parents of children over the age of seven who seek to enter the process of Christian Initiation should contact their local Catholic parish.

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The Archdiocesan Forum for RCIA

Is a group of experienced practitioners in the implementation of RCIA. The Archdiocesan Forum for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults includes priests, deacons, and lay persons who provide resources and articles written and recommended by Forum members in a blog format.

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Team RCIA

TeamRCIA.com is a FREE online resource for Catholic parishes and dioceses that want to form Christians for life.

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Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions

On these pages, you will find free resources which will enable you to learn more about the official liturgical texts of the Church. We provide them in order to assist your parish staffs and worship commissions as you train liturgical ministers, prepare parish and diocesan liturgies, and authentically celebrate the sacramental rites.

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Resources for Parishes

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The Archdiocesan Forum for RCIA

Is a group of experienced practitioners in the implementation of RCIA. The Archdiocesan Forum for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults includes priests, deacons, and lay persons who provide resources and articles written and recommended by Forum members in a blog format.

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Team RCIA

TeamRCIA.com is a FREE online resource for Catholic parishes and dioceses that want to form Christians for life.

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Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions

On these pages, you will find free resources which will enable you to learn more about the official liturgical texts of the Church. We provide them in order to assist your parish staffs and worship commissions as you train liturgical ministers, prepare parish and diocesan liturgies, and authentically celebrate the sacramental rites.

FDLC list of free webinars

Initiation Ministries Workshop

The Initiation Ministries Workshop provides quarterly in-depth presentations and discussion on topics of Initiation and Adult Faith Formation.

This event is open to persons involved in adult enrichment as well as adult and family initiation ministries.

There is no fee or registration required to attend.

Upcoming Initiation Ministries Workshops

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