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RCIA Contact:

100 E. Eighth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-3131
Fax: (513) 421-6271

Karen Kane
Director, Worship Office
Ext. 2670

Denise Warnecke
Regional Director, Office of Evangelization & Catechesis
Ext. 7350


The Rite of Christian

Initiation of Adults




The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process by which those who wish to join the Catholic faith community are welcomed and introduced to the beliefs and practices of the Church. For those not yet baptized, this process leads to the Easter Vigil where they receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Those who have been previously baptized in another Christian tradition are invited to participate fully in the Church through the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. Learn More

Important Dates for RCIA

Upcoming Events in 2017


  • Aug 8 – Period of Evangelization or Precatechumenate – Jay Freel Landry
  • Aug 22 – Rites of Acceptance and Welcoming – Andrew Casad
  • Sept 6 – The Period of the Catechumenate – Dr. Diana Dudoit-Raiche
  • Sept 14 – RCIA as adapted for Children of Catechetical Age – Sr. Sandra DeMasi, SSJ
  • Sept 19 – Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion – Todd Williamson
  • Oct 11 – Period of Purification and Enlightenment – Timothy Johnston
  • Oct 24 – Rites of Initiation and Reception – Rita Thiron
  • Nov 7 – Period of Mystagogia – Karen Kane
  • Nov 14 – National Statutes on the Catechumenate – Rita Thiron
  • Dec 5 – Preaching for the Rites – Rev. Jan Michael Joncas
  • Package of all ten available for $100.  Code: VWFCIP2


For detailed synopses, additional information, and to register:





“How are we doing?”Pastoral Considerations Regarding RCIA in Your Parish
  “What does the Rite say?”How to Honor the Baptism of Candidates
“What formation does a child need?”The Initiation of Children of Catechetical Age
“What about marriage and the RCIA?”Notes from the Archdiocesan Matrimonial Tribunal
“Who do I need on my RCIA Team?”Ministries in the Parish RCIA Process

“What are themes that go along with the Sunday Readings?”
 Year A Doctrinal Topics          Year B Doctrinal Topics          Year C Doctrinal Topics


Archdiocesan RCIA Team
The mission of the RCIA Team of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is to advance the full implementation of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults throughout the Archdiocese. Learn More