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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Resources

General Overview of RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

What are the steps of RCIA? FAQs

Resources in support of Adult initiation: Coming soon!

Resources in support of initiation of children of catechetical age:

Online Course Get the confidence you need to be a children’s RCIA catechist, Rita Burns Sensman access through TeamRCIA website

Books/Programs for purchase:
A Child’s Journey: The Christian Initiation of Children (Rita Burns Senseman) – A practical workbook that outlines the purpose of initiation ministry and provides pointers for implementing a family and parish centered program at your church

Friends on the Way, A downloadable program to use for dismissals and catechetical sessions with children available through TeamRCIA

Journey of Faith for Teens (Debbie Repp); Journey of Faith for Children (Francine O’Connor) – A leaflet styled program that walks children and youth in age appropriate ways through the theology, practice and traditions of the Catholic Church with separate leaflets available for the different periods of initiation Also available in Spanish: Camino de fe para jóvenes

Celebrating the Lectionary – A lectionary-based resource for breaking open the Word each Sunday that can be used for Dismissal, Children’s Liturgy, or the beginning of a gathered session; available for various age levels

Pflaum Gospel Weeklies – A Lectionary/Catechism-based catechetical program that can be used in faith formation and children’s initiation programs for breaking open the Word; available for various age levels, pre-K through 8th grade. The leader guides are available in Spanish.