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Each year on Holy Saturday during the Easter Vigil, thousands are baptized into the Catholic Church in the United States. Parishes welcome these new Catholics through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). We are pleased to welcome to the faith those who have not yet been baptized (catechumens) and those who have been validly baptized in another Christian tradition and are now seeking the Full Communion of the Catholic Church (candidates). 

The following resources are intended to assist parishes with this process of preparation for the Sacraments. If you are interested in becoming Catholic or have questions about the faith, please visit http://www.gbdioc.org/rcia-becoming-catholic.html or visit/contact your local Catholic parish church at http://www.gbdioc.org/parish-school-locator.html

RCIA Parish Calendar 2019-2020

RCIA Resources

Summary Chart: 'Welcoming New Disciples' -  RCIA Catechumens / RCIA Candidates / Confirmation

Chart: Steps and Periods of the RCIA

Sample Affidavit to Witness to a Baptism (When No Record Can be Found)

RCIA Adult Inquirer Sample Form

RCIA Child/Teen Inquirer Sample Form

RCIA Child/Teen Parent’ Active Participation Sample Form


Diocesan Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion

First Sunday of Lent - St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay

The Diocesan Rite of Election (for Catechumens; those who are yet to be baptized) and Call to Continuing Conversion (for Candidates for the Full Communion of the Catholic Church, already baptized and awaiting First Communion and Confirmation) is held annually at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay, on the First Sunday of Lent. 

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