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Center for Catholic Education and Formation
Saint Thomas Seminary

New England Catholic Biblical School

Diaconate Candidacy

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Archdiocesan Combined Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion
Sunday, March 9, 2024
3:00 p.m. (required rehearsal at 2:15 p.m.) 
Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Hartford

How Do I Register My Parish?

Complete the electronic registration form, which will be linked here, when registration is opened. Please heed this deadline, as we will need it to prepare programs.  Parishes may also contact The Center for Catholic Education & Formation (The Center) for assistance with the electronic form. 

The Center will NOT be providing nametags. Parishes should prepare those accordingly if they wish, but it is not required.

Please note that this information is used for statistics that must be reported to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and so it is necessary that we receive accurate and prompt information. 

What Other Resources Might I Need?

Questions or concerns should be directed to:

Valerie St. Jean, Coordinator of Adult & Family Life Ministries
860-242-5573 Ext. 2678


Guidelines and Resources for RCIA Teams

In order to respond to the pastoral needs and practical questions regarding the RCIA process which have arisen since 2003, some clarifications, updates and explanations were added to the Archdiocesan RCIA Guidelines by the staff of the Secretariat for The Center of Catholic Education and Formation. Canonical review and editing was provided by the Judicial Vicar of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Rev. George S. Mukuka, J.C.L.  

Please note that this document supersedes any previous guidelines or memorandums distributed since 2003.

The RCIA Guidelines are available in PDF form by clicking the links below:

Included in the RCIA Guidelines is a comprehensive list of resources for those involved in RCIA ministry. It includes primary sources, catechetical and liturgical resources, online training opportunities, and more. This list is available separately in a PDF, which can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.