Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

As we look toward the new pastoral year, we are excited to announce the dates for our RCIA Training Days. Registration is now open for the fall training day. Click here to register.

Below, please find some other exciting options for the formation of our RCIA coordinators and team members, as well as 2018 dates to save.


OEEC Formation Series: RCIA Training Days

We have heard the feedback shared in our recent survey, and are prepared to offer 2 RCIA training workshops.

Fall RCIA Training: Introduction to Full Initiation
Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Holy Angels Center – Meriden, CT

Schedule of Events:

8:45 a.m. - Registration and Opening Prayer
9:00 a.m. -10 a.m. - Introduction to the RCIA Process
10:00 a.m - 11 a.m. - Connecting with the Parish Community
11 a.m.-12 p.m. - Tackling Tough Topics
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch and Panel Discussion
1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Techniques for the Lived Experience of RCIA

Register now for the fall training.

Also, be sure to save the date of our spring workshop:

Spring RCIA Training: Looking Toward Lent
Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Snow date: January 27, 2018
Location: Saint Thomas Seminary – Bloomfield, CT

Schedule of Events:

8:45 a.m. - Registration and Opening Prayer
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. – Getting the Rites Right
11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. - Tackling Tough Topics
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch and Panel Discussion
1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. – The Mysterious Mystagogy and Beyond


Combined Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion

It may seem far off at this time, but Easter – and subsequently, Lent – is early this year. Therefore, we ask that you 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 January 18, 2018. Watch your emails this fall for updates.

“Save The Date” for 2018 Events

January 18, 2018
Combined Rite Paperwork Due to OEEC

January 20, 2018
RCIA Spring Training Workshop: Looking Toward Lent
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 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

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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
Nicole.Perone@aohct.org