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           

joseph.milner@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)
  • LAURA FLANAGAN, Incarnate Word Parish (West County Deanery)
  • MARGARET MANTIA, St. Joan of Arc (South City Deanery)  

Local Events

   

Regional Events 

 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.

      For more information and to register, please click here.    

Rite of Election 

Dates Assigned to Parishes
Seating Charts
Reservations

Rite of Election Reservation_2020.pdf

Rite of Election Reservation_2020.docx

Letters

1st_Letter_2020.pdf

1st_Letter_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)

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