Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Intensive Workshop

When:  September 18-19 and October 10, 2020

Presented by: D. Todd Williamson, Director of the Office for Divine Worship of the Archdiocese of Chicago



WHEN:    Part I:  Friday September 18th beginning at 6:30 to 9 PM &
Saturday, September 19th beginning at 9 AM until 8 PM

Part II:  Saturday, October 10th beginning at 9 AM until 4 PM.

COST: The total cost is $200 for all 3 workshop days.


The 2-part, RCIA Intensive Workshop are for RCIA Coordinators and their teams and for Coordinators of Adult Faith Formation.

The focus of the Part I, September weekend will be Part I of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, nos. 36-251 in the Rite. This section addresses the particular Periods and Steps for those who are Catechumens beginning with the Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate and concluding with the Period of Postbaptismal Catechesis or Mystagogy. For each of the periods of the initiation process, we will look at what the Church envisions for each period, the Liturgical Rites of each period, what should be happening in each period, and who is involved.

The Part II, October day will focus on Part II of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, nos. 252-594. This section deals with Rites for Particular Circumstances such as:

 Special rites with children who have reached catechetical age

 Christian initiation of Adults in exceptional circumstances

 Preparation of Uncatechized Adults for Confirmation and Eucharist

 The combined rites with the unbaptized, baptized Christians, and baptized, uncatechized Catholics.

PLEASE Bring your copy of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adult: Study Edition book, it will be used during the course. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Michelle Shaffer at mshaffer@usml.edu or 847-970-4926.