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:
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)
- LAURA FLANAGAN, Incarnate Word Parish (West County Deanery)
- MARGARET MANTIA, St. Joan of Arc (South City Deanery)
Through the Doorway
January 26, 2020
Diocesan Pastoral Center + 2620 Lebanon Avenue
Building 6 + Belleville, Illinois 62221
MYSTAGOGY AND MYSTAGOGUES: NOT JUST FOR EASTER TIME -
A SKILL AND ART FOR THE PERIOD OF THE CATECHUMENATE
Of all the experiences of liturgical catechesis, we love mystagogy the best because it helps us bit-by-bit to know God in ongoing ways. This workshop will explore mystagogy as the suitable post-baptismal catechesis of Easter Time, as a way of trusting human and religious experience to deepen our grasp of the Paschal Mystery, as a necessary catechesis with catechumens, candidates and faithful for every Sunday and every season, and as an essential art and skill for Church life.
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Rite of Election
Dates Assigned to Parishes
Rite of Election Reservation_2020.pdf
Rite of Election Reservation_2020.docx
Resources for Rite of Election
Sample Letter to the Archbishop_20.pdf
Sample Letter to the Archbishop_20.docx
Resources for RCIA
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (Text Preview by Google Books)
Guidelines for Implementation of the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
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