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


Combined Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion

The Combined Rite will take place on the First Sunday of Lent: Sunday, February 18 at 3:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph (located at 140 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105).

Rehearsal will begin at 2:15 p.m., which all parish coordinators, catechumens, candidates, and sponsors are required to attend.

Registration is linked here and should be completed by February 1, 2018. Below please find some FAQs and preparatory rites:

Important Information for the Combined Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion
Parish Rite of Sending and Recognition

We heartily encourage all parishes, especially those who have a catechumen or candidate, to attend this beautiful event. This sacred celebration is very meaningful to the catechumens and candidates who attend, and so it is always a kind gesture to have the visible support of their local church community present at the Cathedral.

“Save The Date” for 2018 Events

February 1, 2018
Combined Rite Paperwork Due to OEEC

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