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The National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ invites parish leaders, initiation ministers, and regional or diocesan trainers to come together to explore the theoretical and practical aspects of initiation ministry. Through interactive sessions, meetings, and prayer opportunities, participants will understand more deeply that the vision of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the vision of the parish as a community of disciples.


Registration for National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ is now open.

Early Bird Registration, by February 26, 2020         $200
General Registration, by May 8, 2020            $250

Group rates available for teams of four or more. Visit for more details.

July 1st Opening Reception        $35
Optional. Includes an open bar. Limited registration.


All cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing (letter, fax, or e-mail) by TBA for a full refund or by TBA for a 75% refund. Cancellation requests after TBA will not receive a refund.

The Theme for 2020 is The RCIA Adapted for Children

Children of varying ages and a wide range of faith development come to us seeking Christian initiation. How do we minister to these children and their families? What is the best way to offer each child appropriate catechesis and formation in Christian life? How do we receive children who have been baptized in other Christian traditions into the full communion of the Catholic Church? Join us at the 2020 National Gathering on Christian InitiationTM to find the answers to these and many other questions and to discover parish-tested practices for dealing with diverse pastoral situations. This year’s theme is The RCIA Adapted for Children.