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

Dates: February 1, February 8, February 15, February 22, March 1, and March 8.


Registration Cost: $150.00/person
Deadline: January 25, 2021

TRACK 1: 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.


February 1, 2021

SESSION 1: The Principles of Initiation Ministry

February 8, 2021

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

February 15, 2021

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

February 22, 2021

SESSION 4: The Period of the Catechumenate

March 1, 2021

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

March 8, 2021

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

Essentials of Christian Initiation

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