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The Year Round Catechumenate

July 2-3, 2019
Chicago, IL


Join us for the 2020 National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ on July 2–3 at the Loyola University Chicago Lakeshore Campus, located in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. A conference for parish leaders, initiation ministers, and regional or diocesan trainers, the National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ explores 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 Costs

Group Rate available. For information click here.

Early Bird Registration, by February 26, 2020
  • Includes Lunch on July 2nd & 3rd.
General Registration, by May 8, 2020
  • Includes Lunch on July 2nd and 3rd.
Opening Reception
  • Optional. Includes open bar.


Fellowship with initiation ministers from around the country.

Interactive multimedia presentations, complimentary resources, and expert training.

Opportunities for prayerful reflection on the liturgies of the RCIA.