Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

The rite of Christian initiation… is designed for adults who, after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God and enter the way of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their hearts.

– RCIA, pp.1


Below, please find some exciting options for the formation of our RCIA coordinators and team members, as well as dates to save.

OEEC Formation Series: RCIA Training Days

Be sure to save the date of our spring workshop:

Spring RCIA Training: Looking Toward Lent
Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Snow date: January 27, 2018
Location: Saint Thomas Seminary – Bloomfield, CT

Topics include:

  • Getting the Rites Right
  • Tackling Tough Topics
  • The Mysterious Mystagogy

Combined Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion

Mark your calendars for the Combined Rite, which will take place on February 18, 2018 at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph. Paperwork for the Combined Rite will be sent out during the last week of November 2017 and will be due February 1, 2018.

“Save The Date” for 2018 Events

February 1, 2018
Combined Rite Paperwork Due to OEEC

January 20, 2018
RCIA Spring Training Workshop: Looking Toward Lent
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saint Thomas Seminary – Bloomfield, CT

January 27, 2018
RCIA Spring Training Workshop
Snow Date February 18, 2018

February 18, 2018
Combined Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion

3:00 p.m. (rehearsal at 2:15 p.m.)
Cathedral of Saint Joseph – Hartford, CT

March 2018
RCIA Retreat - TBA as need arises

June 11-July 13, 2018
“RCIA: Can We Get the Rite Right?” course through STEP at Notre Dame


For more information, or if you have questions or comments, please contact:
Nicole M. Perone
Archdiocesan Director of Adult Faith Formation
860.242.5573 x2677