Important Dates and Information
From the Office for the Catechumenate
Rite of Election will take place at St. Joseph Cathedral
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Diocesan One Day Lenten Retreat
with Friday overnight accommodations for those interested
Retreat: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Mystagogy Mass with Bishop Malone
Saturday, April 25, 2015
This special liturgy for those newly baptized and received into the full communion of the Catholic Church will be preceded by an opportunity for an afternoon bus tour of selected churches in our Diocese as we explore the faith story of the people expressed through their places of worship.
Save the Date
TeamRCIA is coming to the Diocese of Buffalo
October, 2015 for a special Institute on the "Rites of the RCIA"
Buffalo Diocese Catechumenate Board
Rite of Adult Initiation
Paula Penepent, Coordinator
Phone: (716) 847-8760
Fax: (716) 847-5593
The Office for the Catechumenate, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), is responsible for continuing the implementation of the catechumenate as envisioned by the Vatican II Council with its adaptation for children. The mission of the office is to serve the catechumenate under the Bishop's direction which is to "take steps toward restoring the instruction of adult catechumens or toward adapting it more effectively." (Decree on the Pastoral Office of Bishops in the Church Christus Dominus, no. 14).