2020 National Gathering on Christian Initiation™:The RCIA Adapted for Children

July 2, 2020 – July 3, 2020 all-day
July 2–3 at the Loyola University Chicago Lakeshore Campus
Liturgy Training Publications
773-579-4900, ext. 3514
Mary Mirrione, CGSUSA National Director to speak at the National Gathering on Christian Initiation

CGSUSA National Director has been invited to speak at the National Gathering on Christian Initiation on July 2-3, 2020 in Chicago, IL.

This event has been postponed until further notice. 

About the National Gathering on Christian Initiation™

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. In addition to interactive and engaging sessions led by the NGCI team members, participants will learn from each other and share best practices through group discussion and hands-on training sessions.

NGCI offers two tracks. Parish and Diocesan Leadersand Initiation Catechists, offered in English and Spanish, will gain practical skills, discuss common challenges, and share best practices to enrich their work. An optional pre-gathering forum will be available on July 1, 2020 and will explore “Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Insights for RCIA Adapted for Chil-dren.” This forum is free for participants but has a limited number of seats—register today!

The 2020 gathering will take place at the Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus, located in the Rogers Park neighborhood, seven miles north of downtown and within steps of public transportation.

2020 Theme: 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 Initiation™ to find the answers to these and many other questions and to discover parish-tested practices for dealing with diverse pastoral situations.


Registration for National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ is now open. If you have any questions, please contact us at 800-933-1800. For more information, click here to download an informational brochure.

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

Group Rate: Parishes or Dioceses that register 4+ people $25 discount each registration
Includes lunch for July 2nd & 3rd.

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