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Catechumens

Adults who are not baptized and wish to become members of the Roman Catholic Church should follow the complete process of initiation as outlined in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. 

They are to:

  • Participate in the pre-catechumenate.
  • Be chosen for entrance into the catechumenate in the Rite of Acceptance.
  • Participate in the catechumenate for a suitable period of time, a least one calendar year.
  • Participate in the Rite of Election celebrated in the Cathedral on the First Sunday of Lent.
  • Observe Lent as a time of purification and enlightenment.
  • Participate in the Scrutinies and the Presentations.
  • Receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) at the Easter Vigil.
  • Observe the season of Easter as a time of post-baptismal catechesis (i.e. mystagogy).

Contact Us

Rev. Thomas A. Dente
Director of Liturgical Formation Programs and Resources
973-497-4347
dentetom@rcan.org

Rev. Joseph A. Mancini, KCHS
Director of Pontifical Liturgies and Archdiocesan Ceremonies
973-497-4038
mancinjo@rcan.org

Rev. Armand Mantia
Director of the RCIA
973-497-4346
mantiaar@rcan.org

John J. Miller
Director of Music
973-484-2400
millerjo@rcan.org

Joan Conroy, LCHS
Associate Director of the Office
973-497-4343
conroyjo@rcan.org

Regina Chamberlain
Administrative/Liturgical Assistant
973-497-4345
chambere@rcan.org

Main Office Phone
973-497-4345

Office Fax
973-497-4314

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