One Day Diocesan Lenten Retreat
Elect, Candidates for Full Communion, Godparents, Sponsors and Catechumenate Team who have shared their Journey
Saturday, April 12, 2014
8:30 A.M - 5:30 P.M.
St. Columban Retreat Center
Hurry - Registrations due Wednesday March 26th!
Buffalo Diocese Catechumenate Board
Rite of Adult Initiation
Paula Penepent, Coordinator
Phone: (716) 847-8760
Fax: (716) 847-5593
Email: Paula Penepent
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).