Christian Initiation

Institute for Christian Initiation 2017/2018

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018

All sessions will be held from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center Auditorium A & B.
Registration deadline: October 13, 2017
Click here for more details and registration form

Rite of Election and of the Call to  Continuing Conversion

Please note times for celebration of the Rite in 2018!

Saturday, February 17, 2018 — 11:00 AM — Delaware and Philadelphia North

Saturday, February 17, 2018 —  3:00 PM — Bucks and Montgomery

Sunday, February 18, 2018  —    3:00 PM — Chester and Philadelphia South

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 2017  (for 2018 Rite of Election)
          2. – Rite of Election Registration Forms – 2018
            1. Parish Participation: Download Form or Register Online
            2. Catechumen Registration: Download Form or Register Online
            3. Candidate Registration: Download Form or 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
        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. Coordinator Memo January 2017
          2. Confirmation for Adults Online Registration Form
          3. Confirmation for Adults Printable Registration Form
          4. 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 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


RESOURCES

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