The Catechumen’s Journey: An Overview of the Initiation Process REGISTER

Two Day Institute

Conducted in a retreat-like manner, this training event will offer participants an experiential understanding of the RCIA as they walk through its periods and rites. Together they will participate in catechesis, ritual celebration, and apostolic witness adapted from the vision of the RCIA. Many involved in the Church’s initiation ministry have not shared in the experience of the catechumens and candidates; this institute will help the participants understand the RCIA from both sides.

Crowne Plaza Lake Placid
101 Olympic Dr.
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Required Text: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Monday, March 9 from 9:00am - 5:30pm
(with optional evening session from 7:30-8:30pm)

Includes lunch
Sessions include: An Introduction to the Ritual Text; The Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate; The Rite of Acceptance; The Period of the Catechumenate; Discernment in the Initiation Process; The Role of Liturgical Catechesis; Baptized Candidates: Formation and Rites

Optional Evening Session: Participants are invited to gather after dinner for a Question-and-Answer session with the presenters and an opportunity to share best practices with each other.

Tuesday, March 10 from 9:00am - 5:00pm

Includes lunch
Sessions include: The Rite of Election; Discernment and Conversion; The Period of the Purification and Enlightenment; The Sacraments of Initiation; The Period of Mystagogy

Diocese of Ogdensburg LEAD members registration:
One free, others $50 each or team of three $120
Diocese of Ogdensburg non LEAD members registration: $75 per person or team of three $200
Other diocese registration: $90 per person or team of three $250

Deadline to Register: February 28, 2020

Save the Date Flyer: Click here to download.
Registration via email to Jessica Hargrave. Click here to register.

For more information contact: Catherine Russell in the Office of Faith Formation, Diocese of Ogdensburg at or 315-393-2920, ext.1450.