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

Dates: Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 21, and Oct 28.


Registration Cost: $150.00/person
Deadline: September 14, 2019

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.


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.


September 23, 2019

SESSION 1: The Principles of Initiation Ministry

September 30, 2019

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

October 7, 2019

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

October 14, 2019

SESSION 4: The Period of the Catechumenate

October 21, 2019

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

October 28, 2019

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

Essentials of Christian Initiation

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