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Gathering of Catechumenate Coordinators and Teams!

       Celebrating and Sharing Our Mission

Saturday, May 21, 2016

UB Newman Center 495 Skinnersville Road, Amherst 14228


The Office for the Catechumenate and the Diocesan Catechumenate Board has a special day and luncheon planned to celebrate and thank you for your ministry within the catechumenate. Join with catechumenate teams from across the Diocese as we share our stories, best practices, and network with each other. Come with stories, questions and insights!! Very much looking forward to sharing this day with you!!!

RSVP’s must be received by May 18th!

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Video Trainings available for your team . . . (Contact the Office for the Catechumenate for your free access code ... sorry limited to teams in the Diocese of Buffalo only)

TeamRCIA Webinar Training – set 2


Create a Culture of Holiness

Lent:  A Crash Course in Christianity for the Elect

Daily prayer, Daily Bread

Strengths based Leadership for RCIA Teams

What your RCIA team need to know about the Bible

An RCIA guide to making the good news great!

Four secrets to becoming a better catechist

Storytelling in the RCIA – Teaching Like Jesus

Synod on the family: Does it change what we teach in the RCIA?

How to find more RCIA inquirers


“An RCIA Drill Down” Video Marathon


How to read the RCIA

Video #1 – Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate

Video #2 – First Step: Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens

Video #3 – Period of the Catechumenate

Video #4 – Second Step – Election or Enrollment of Names

Video #5 – Period of Purification and Enlightenment

Video #6 – Third Step: Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation

Video #7 – Period of Postbaptismal Catechesis or Mystagogy

Webinars - Set 1


“The Parish Team” Video Marathon 


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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