Christian Initiation

Rite of Election and of the Call to Continuing Conversion

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

2. First step: Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens

3. Period of the Catechumenate

4.Second Step: Election or Enrollment of Names

      • – Rite of Election Materials

5. Period of Purification and Enlightenment

  • RCIA Day of Reflection – Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 9 AM – 1:30 PM
    • 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