RCIA

The Office of Christian Initiation is a department within the Office of Sacred Worship. Responsibilities of the Office of Christian Initiation are to:

  • Support parish catechumenate and initiation ministries,
  • Sponsor Christian Initiation (RCIA) leader and team formation programs, 
  • Offer in-service and formation for Christian Initiation ministries, and
  • Plan and coordinate the annual Rite of Election ceremonies at the Cathedral Basilica.

Joseph Milner serves as the director of the office and is normally in the office on Wednesday. He also serves as Pastoral Associate at St. Francis Xavier College Church on other days. He can be contacted:

Office of Christian Initiation           

joemilner@archstl.org

314.792.7235

20 Archbishop May Dr,

St. Louis, MO 63119

St. Francis Xavier Church           

milnerjv@slu.edu

314.977.7305

3628 Lindell Blvd

St. Louis, MO 63108

The Office is assisted by Christian Initiation leaders from throughout the Archdiocese. The team assists in planning formation events and the Rite of Election each year. 

  • JEFF FINNEGAN, Pastoral Associate - Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (NE Deanery)
  • NANCY LLOYD, Christian Initiation team member- All Saints (St. Charles Deanery)
  • PAUL SEGURA, Christian Initiation team member - St. Ferdinand (NE Deanery)
  • JEAN STEED - St. Patrick, Wentzville (St. Charles Deanery)

 

Local Events

Introduction to the Christ Initiation Ministry

Saturday, August 11th, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Lally Room, Cardinal Rigali Center

For those who are new to the minstry and anyone who wants to review the basics of Christian Initiation 

Click on the following link for more information: - Christian Initiation Basics 2018.pdf

 

Rite of Election

Reservations and Letters

1st_Letter_2018.doc

1st_Letter_2018.pdf

Reservation_2018.doc

Reservation_2018.pdf

SAMPLE LETTER TO THE BISHOP_18.doc

SAMPLE LETTER TO THE BISHOP_18.pdf

Instructions for Coordinators .pdf

Instructions for Coordinators .pdf  

Invitation to Blessing.pdf

 

Resources for RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (Text Preview by Google Books)

Archdiocesan Guidelines

Guidelines for Implementation of the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

USCCB Documents

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

 

Prayer Resources

3-minute Retreat

Need a few moments of reflection during your day? Take a break from your daily routine and check out this 3-minute retreat: www.loyolapress.com.  

Pray as You Go

pray-as-you-go.org/home/

Sacred Space

sacredspace.ie