For Coordinators

The Diocese of Buffalo supports the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and the growth of its implementation as envisioned by the Vatican II Council with its adaptation for children. We serve the catechumenate under the Bishop's direction in order 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).

Training and formation is available for leaders and teams by request.


Helpful Articles:


Mystagogy: What is it and how do we do it?

Mystagogical Catechesis

Discernment of Readiness for the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion

Mystagogy and the Sunday Community  

Why are the Scrutinies Important?