The Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion Frequently Asked Questions

If the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion is only for the Catechumens, may I bring my Candidates? You are correct, the Rite of Election is primarily for the Catechumens, but you are welcome to bring your Candidates who will participate in the Call to Continuing Conversion. Is this a Mass? No, this … Read more


At the May Open Forum, Lorraine Miller from St. Philip Benizi gave a short presentation followed by discussion about “Discernment.”  Christian discernment in the RCIA is an awareness of the movement of the Holy Spirit and the signs of the Spirit in a person’s life. It involves recognizing exterior habits and dispositions as reflecting interior … Read more

Adult Confirmation: A Joy and a Journey

Every year adults who want to be confirmed come to RCIA.  For these Catholics, it is important to honor their Catholic Baptism and pastorally consider their faith formation needs. The result for these people may be a time of preparation that is significantly shorter than for the unbaptized or those coming from another Christian tradition.  Roger Desjardins from St. Philip Benizi shared his story on how they minister to Adults seeking Confirmation.

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