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Center for Catholic Education and Formation
Saint Thomas Seminary

New England Catholic Biblical School

Diaconate Candidacy

Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)

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. Visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website for more information about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Please contact your local parish for more information regarding formation programs. If you need to find a parish, you can search the Archdiocese of Hartford website. 

Below are a few of the parishes that have informed us of on-going preparation for the sacraments: 


Parish: Saint Bridget of Sweden, Cheshire
Contact the parish office for more information

North Haven

Parish: Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish, North Haven
Location: Classes held at Saint Therese Parish Center; 555 Middletown Avenue/North Haven
Contact: Deacon Steve and Lisa Bilodeau (203) 288-4818 

If you would like more information, please contact us.