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Each year on Holy Saturday during the Easter Vigil, thousands are baptized into the Catholic Church in the United States. Parishes welcome these new Catholics through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). We are pleased to welcome to the faith those who have not yet been baptized (catechumens) and those who have been validly baptized in another Christian tradition and are now seeking the Full Communion of the Catholic Church (candidates). 

The following resources are intended to assist parishes with this process of preparation for the Sacraments. If you are interested in becoming Catholic or have questions about the faith, please visit http://www.gbdioc.org/rcia-becoming-catholic.html or visit/contact your local Catholic parish church at http://www.gbdioc.org/parish-school-locator.html

RCIA Parish Calendar 2019-2020

RCIA Resources for Parish Leaders

Chart: Steps and Periods of the RCIA

Sample Affidavit to Witness to a Baptism (When No Record Can be Found)


Diocesan Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion

First Sunday of Lent - St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay

The Diocesan Rite of Election (for Catechumens; those who are yet to be baptized) and Call to Continuing Conversion (for Candidates for the Full Communion of the Catholic Church, already baptized and awaiting First Communion and Confirmation) is held annually at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay, on the First Sunday of Lent. 

More Information/Registration


Other RCIA Links

The Association for Catechumenal Ministry (ACM)

Website

Symbolon RCIA: The Augustine Institute

Website

TeamRCIA

Website

Additional Helpful RCIA Information and Resources

Vatican

Website | English    Vaticano el sitio | Español

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Website

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Website

USCCB RCIA Page

Website

New Advent

Website

Catholic Answers

Website

The Association for Catechumenal Ministry (ACM)

Website

Symbolon RCIA: The Augustine Institute

Website

Books

"Rediscovering Catholicism" by Matthew Kelly

"Rome Sweet Home" by Scott Hahn

"Surprised by Truth" by Patrick Madrid

"United States Catholic Catechism for Adults"


Contact Us

Please contact us at (920) 272-8270 with any questions