Catholic Diocese of Richmond | Office of Christian Formation | Summer 2019 RCIA Newsletter
News and Events for RCIA Team Members
What's New this Summer?

Orientation Sessions on the new Godparent/Sponsor Attestation Form

RCIA Team Member Retreat at Roslyn

Summer Team Training Options - with Discount!

New Diocesan Godparent/Sponsor Form
Sacrament Tune-Up Days
This summer we introduce a new form for use in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond for Godparents of Catechumens and for Sponsors of Adult Confirmation Candidates and those seeking Full Communion. To assist with the implementation of this policy, we are offering "Sacrament Tune-up" sessions across the diocese in July and August. Click the registration link to select the one that is most convenient. You will receive an orientation on the purpose of the form, as well as implications for use in your ministry. Sessions are for one hour.

To view the new form, click this link:

RCIA Team Member Retreat
Contemplation and the Eucharist: Resting in the Heart of Jesus
Join us August 9 - 10 at Roslyn Retreat Center in Richmond for a time of prayer, reflection and fellowship. Our retreat leader, Sulpician Fr. Martin Burnham, will lead us as we deepen our relationship with God so that we are true witnesses of the faith to others.

Registration is open until July 26 or when retreat has reached capacity. Don't delay - we sell out!

RCIA Team Training
For some, summer provides a slower pace with less activities on a weekly basis. If this is you, and you would like to use this time to grow in your ministry gifts, here are some suggestions:

Working with children ? Check out our website and view the complete set of videos for Sr. Sandy DeMasi's presentation on Children and the RCIA.

Want to grow as an evangelizer of adults ? Check out the special online training offered by TeamRCIA; Making Lifelong Disciples. Register for the training and after you complete the course, send a copy of your invoice to Nina Henry at to receive a $20 rebate!
Share the Joy of Ministry
Thank you to Our Lady of Nazareth for seeing the notice in the last newsletter and sharing your initiation photos with us! They are beautiful!

Your parish could be next!

Send me your favorites related to RCIA ministry: period of pre-evangelization, RCIA retreats, prayer, service projects, celebration of the Rite of Acceptance, etc. Attach them to an email and tell us the parish and event. Thanks!

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