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The Office of Christian Initiation assists the Bishop in the implementation of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults – the Roman Catholic Church’s process of welcoming adults through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist. Support and resources are provided to pastors, parish directors and teams. Education classes and formation workshops are offered in conjunction with the ministries of Adult Enrichment, Lay Ecclesial Ministry, Liturgy, Religious Education, and the Tribunal. The Office coordinates three annual diocesan celebrations: The Rite of Election (celebrated at both Cathedrals on the 1st Sunday of Lent); Passion Sunday Retreat and Anointing Services; and the Neophyte Gathering of Thanksgiving.

Each year, scores of men, women and children are fully initiated into the Roman Catholic Church throughout the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Let us help you to begin a new (or renewed) relationship with God our loving Father, with Jesus Christ our Savior and the loving Holy Spirit as part of our Catholic family of believers. The Office of Christian Initiation can link you with a parish in the diocese that will welcome you into the Catholic Church through the Christian Initiation Process.

For more information of the Rite of Christian Initiation contact:

Mrs. Jeanne Thompson
Coordinator, Christian Initiation
jthompson@dioceseaj.org

Christian Initiation

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Christian Initiation News and Notes (August 2021) DownloadPreview
Team RCIA Fall 2021 Workshop Pamphlet DownloadPreview
Fall 2021 Workshop Registration DownloadPreview
Liturgical Calendar (2021-22) DownloadPreview
Catechumenate Team Ministry Course Info (2021-22) DownloadPreview
Catechumenate Team Ministry Registration (2020-21) Download
Director Update Form (2021) DownloadPreview
Training In The Christian Life DownloadPreview
Christian Initiation News and Notes (October 2020) DownloadPreview
Revised Order of Baptism (October 2020) DownloadPreview
Required Pastor Investigation Form (Word) DownloadPreview
Required Pastor Investigation Form (PDF) DownloadPreview
Christian Initiation News and Notes (July 2020) DownloadPreview
LTP Memo Order from Diocese DownloadPreview
Christian Initiation News and Notes (January 2020) DownloadPreview
"God's Grace Is Calling You" Download
2020 Cover Memo for Rite of Election mail DownloadPreview
2020 Bishop Mark's Invitation and directons for letters DownloadPreview
2020 Catechumenate Form for Rite of Election DownloadPreview
2020 Candidate Form for Rite of Election DownloadPreview
Christian Initiation News and Notes (February 2020) DownloadPreview
Baptism Valid and Non-valid List DownloadPreview
Testimony for Baptism Determination Form DownloadPreview
REQUEST FOR FACULTY TO CONFIRM Download
Team RCIA Articles Children's Catechumenate DownloadPreview
Liturgical Celebration Calendar 2008-2025 DownloadPreview

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