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

Blocks.jpg

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

Spring RCIA Training

Register now for 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

Click here to register for the spring workshop.


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

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

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

Blocks.jpg

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