The Year-Round Catechumenate [Diocese of Rochester - all are invited] REGISTER

Virtual Workshop

Location: Virtual
Date: January 30, 2021
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm ET

A technology test will take place between 8:00-8:45am ET on January 30. It is recommended and should only take 5-10 minutes. See the Important Info Document below for more details.

Important Information:

$10 per computer

Deadline to Register: January 27, 2021 by 5:00 pm ET

To register, click here.

Important Info Document: Download this document for details about your virtual classroom, a recommended technology test, and a coupon code for 15% off many LTP resources: 

Flyer: Download the information flyer here and share it with others in your community:


   Angela Darrow Flynn is and the Christian initiation team at Immaculate Conception Church, Durham, North Carolina, have implemented a year-round catechumenate at the parish. She is the director of liturgy and music at the parish. Her studies have focused on the restored order of the sacraments of initiation with the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults as the normative initiation model.

    Michael Ruzicki is the training and events manager at Liturgy Training Publications and the director of music ministry at St. John Berchmans Parish in Chicago. Previously, he served as a team member of the North American Forum on the Catechumenate and in the Archdiocese of Baltimore as the diocesan coordinator of sacramental and adult faith formation.

To review a previously recorded LTP virtual session, click one of the following links:

This RCIA Virtual Workshop is a collaboration between the Diocese of Rochester and Liturgy Training Publications.

This training is made possible in part by a Forum Legacy Grant, which honors the work of the North American Forum on the Catechumenate.

The Year-Round Catechumenate
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults describes an initiation process that exists at the heart of the Church’s life and on the same schedule as the Church: every day, all year long. This process calls us to adapt our ministry to the needs of the diverse people with whom we minister, and welcome people when God calls them. Come to our Virtual Workshop to hear from parish ministers who have established a year-round catechumenate, discover the benefits of the process, and learn to thrive amid the messiness that brings grace to our lives. The presenters will help you imagine, envision, understand, implement, and sustain a year-round catechumenate in your parish.

For questions or more information,contact Don Smith, Coordinator of Sacramental Catechesis & Family Life, Diocese of Rochester, 585-328-3228,

SCHEDULE: A technology test* will be available at 8:00am ET on January 30th. Our session begins at 9:00am ET and ends at 4:00pm ET. Several breaks have been built into the schedule. To see the detailed schedule, download the informational flyer here:

*LTP uses the Adobe Connect platform. Participants are able to interact by using chat pods, polls, etc. We recommend that you use a desktop or laptop computer. If you plan on using a mobile device, you must first download the free Adobe Connect App.

Workshop participants will receive a 15% discount on most LTP resources related to Christian initiation ministry. If you would like to use the coupon code before January 30, contact for more information. Consider these resources for your library:
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Study Edition
Year-Round Catechumenate
A Harvest for God: Christian Initiation in the Rural and Small-Town Parish