Christian Initiation

Rite of Election and of the Call to  Continuing Conversion

Please note times for celebration of the Rite in 2019!

Saturday, March 9, 2019 — 11:00 AM — Philadelphia South and Bucks counties

Saturday, March 9, 2019 —  3:00 PM — Delaware and Chester counties

Sunday, March 10, 2019  —    3:00 PM — Philadelphia North and Montgomery counties

Guidance For Parishes For Christian Initiation of Adults

        1. Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate
          1. Inquirer’s Interview/Information Form (in English)
          2. Entrevista al solicitante/Formulario de información (en español)
          3. Information from the Tribunal
        2. First step: Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens
        3. Period of the Catechumenate
          1. Breaking Open the Word – Cycle A
          2. Breaking Open the Word – Cycle B
          3. Breaking Open the Word – Cycle C
          4. A Dismissal Session Outline
        4. Second Step: Election or Enrollment of Names
          1. Coordinator Memo – October 2018  (for 2019 Rite of Election)
          2. – Rite of Election Registration Forms – 2019
            1. Catechumen Registration:  Register Online
            2. Candidate Registration:  Register Online
          3. – Rite of Election Materials
            1. Cathedral Basilica Floor Plan
            2. Name Tags
            3. In case of snow
        5. Period of Purification and Enlightenment
            • RCIA Day of Reflection
                   
              Details coming soon!
        6. Third Step: Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation
        7. Period of Postbaptismal Catechesis or Mystagogy
        8. Reception of Baptized Christians into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church
          1. Sample Certificate for Reception into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church
          2. Pastoral Guidance Regarding the Conditional Baptism of Those Seeking Reception into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church
          3.  Admission of an Orthodox Christian into the Catholic Church in Other than their Parallel Ritual Church
        9. Confirmation for Roman Catholic Adults
          1. Confirmation Memo 2018
          2. Confirmation Name Cards
        10.  Record Keeping
          The following registers are to be maintained diligently with regard to required information and record keeping:
          • Register of Catechumens, after the Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens (see RCIA, no. 46);
          • Book of Elect, prior to the Rite of Election (see RCIA, no. 132);
          • Register for Baptism, after the Sacraments of Christian Initiation (see Christian Initiation, General Introduction, no. 29);
          • Register for Full Communion of the Catholic Church (see RCIA, no. 486).

Christian Initiation of Adults

Periodic Mailings

Periodic Mailings 2018

Periodic Mailings 2017

Periodic Mailings 2016

Periodic Mailings 2015

Periodic Mailings 2014

Periodic Mailings 2013

Periodic Mailings 2012

Important Information from the Tribunal 2016
Important Information from the Tribunal p. 2 


 Confirmation For School-Age Children


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