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Important Dates and Information

From the Office for the Catechumenate

 Please note the change of location for this year's Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion...

Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion will take place at St. Joseph Cathedral

Sunday, February 22, 2015  

3 PM


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

4:30 PM

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 23/24, 2015 for a special Institute on the "Rites of the RCIA"


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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