Sessions take place on Mondays from 8:00-9:30pm EST.

Dates: Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 18, Feb 25, and Mar 4.


Registration Cost: $150.00/person

Online registration is closed. Call for availability.

An Introduction to the RCIA

This course provides an introduction to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and serves as a foundation to implementing the vision of Christian initiation ministry in a parish setting. Contact for more information.

PRESENTERS: Michael Ruzicki with Donna M. Eschenauer, Msgr. Richard Hilgartner, and Fr. Stephen Wilbricht, CSC

REQUIRED TEXT: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Study Edition

REQUIRED TECHNOLOGY TEST: All course participants are required to join in a technology orientation session prior to the first session to ensure that your computer is configured properly. Orientation session dates and times can be found in the Important Information document below.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Click here to download a PDF with important information regarding this virtual course.

SCHEDULE: Sessions run from 8:00-9:30pm EST on Monday evenings.


January 28, 2019

SESSION 1: The Principles of Initiation Ministry

February 4, 2019

SESSION 2: The Responsibility of All the Baptized: Conversion, Catechesis, Initiation, Reception into Full Communion

February 11, 2019

SESSION 3: The Period of the Precatechumenate and the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens

February 18, 2019

SESSION 4: The Period of the Catechumenate

February 25, 2019

SESSION 5: The Rite of Election and the Period of Purification and Enlightenment

March 4, 2019

SESSION 6: Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation and the Period of Mystagogy

Essentials of Christian Initiation

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