Sessions take place on Mondays from 8:00-9:30pm EST.

Dates: Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 18, Feb 25, and Mar 4.


Registration Cost: $150.00/person
Deadline: January 14, 2019 

An Introduction to the RCIA

This course provides an introduction to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and serves as a foundation to implementing the vision of Christian initiation ministry in a parish setting. Contact for more information.

PRESENTERS: Michael Ruzicki with Donna M. Eschenauer, Msgr. Richard Hilgartner, and Fr. Stephen Wilbricht, CSC

REQUIRED TEXT: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Study Edition

REQUIRED TECHNOLOGY: Desktop or laptop computer, internet connection, web browser (Internet Explorer 8 or higher or Mozilla Firefox), and Adobe Flash Player version 13 or greater.

REQUIRED TECHNOLOGY TEST: To verify that your computer and internet connection is configured properly to access the course, you may perform a diagnostic test at

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Click here to download a PDF with important information regarding this virtual course.

SCHEDULE: Sessions run from 8:00-9:30pm EST on Monday evenings.


January 28, 2019

SESSION 1: The Principles of Initiation Ministry

February 4, 2019

SESSION 2: The Responsibility of All the Baptized: Conversion, Catechesis, Initiation, Reception into Full Communion

February 11, 2019

SESSION 3: The Period of the Precatechumenate and the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens

February 18, 2019

SESSION 4: The Period of the Catechumenate

February 25, 2019

SESSION 5: The Rite of Election and the Period of Purification and Enlightenment

March 4, 2019

SESSION 6: Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation and the Period of Mystagogy

Essentials of Christian Initiation

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