Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

We are now midway through summer (can you believe it?) and looking toward a new pastoral year. Below, please find some exciting options for the formation of our RCIA coordinators and team members.

New England Convocation 2017 - Pathways of Hope: Evangelization, Catechesis, Community

This biennial event is an extraordinary opportunity for enrichment, networking, ministerial development, and collaboration. It takes place in Springfield, MA – just a short jaunt from AOHCT!

This year’s offerings include RCIA-specific workshops, as well as a variety of excellent keynote and breakout speakers. You can register for one day/one workshop, or the entire 3-day event (August 10-12), by visiting the link above. Please contact the OEEC if financial aid is necessary – we want to support the ongoing formation of our parish ministers.

Registration is still open! Visit www.necddre.org to register!

RCIA Training Workshops: Fall and Spring

We have heard the feedback shared in our recent survey, and are preparing 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: TBD

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

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 Upcoming Events

September 23, 2017
Fall RCIA Training Workshop: Introduction to Full Initiation
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location TBD

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

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

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