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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

Derby, NY


Registration Form


Hurry - Registrations due Wednesday March 26th! 


Buffalo Diocese Catechumenate Board

Rite of Adult Initiation

Parish Survey

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).

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