The Association for Catechumenal Ministry

Fostering the Full Implementation of the Order of Christian Initiation

RCIA Overview Chart

Catechumenal Process Overview Chart

Association for Catechumenal Ministry ISBN: 978-1-61671-130-6

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This five-panel chart provides easy access to the periods, rites, persons, and other key aspects of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). One side delineates each of the periods and rites of the RCIA. The other side outlines the various paths through the catechumenal process taken by particular categories of adults who are unbaptized & uncatechized, who are baptized & uncatechized, and who are baptized & catechized. This chart is perfect as an instructional and pastoral aid for initiation ministries.

Identified within the process:

  • Ministries and offices of the initiation process
  • Pastoral, catechetical, and liturgical aspects of the process
  • Elements of the liturgical rites
  • References to the numbered paragraphs of the RCIA

Identified for catechumens and categories of candidates:

  • Name appropriate to the period
  • Type and length of appropriate formation
  • Liturgical celebrations
  • References to the numbered paragraphs of the RCIA

Text directly quotes the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and the National Statutes for the Catechumenate approved by the United States Catholic Bishops. Referenced paragraph numbers facilitate your study.