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RCIA Easter Celebration Day


We are sorry to inform you that the RCIA Easter Celebration Day, scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2020 is cancelled due to concerns over the current pandemic. Please accept our apologies with regards to this matter

Winter / Spring 2020

Dear Pastor and Parish Coordinator of the Catechumenate (RCIA)

As you know,

RCIA # 249 states, “To close the period of postbaptismal catechesis (Mystagogy), some sort of celebration should be held at the end of the Easter season near Pentecost Sunday.; festivities in keeping with local custom may accompany the occasion.

RCIA # 244 also states, “…To strengthen the neophytes as they begin to walk in newness of life, the community of the faithful, their godparents, and their parish priests should give them thoughtful and friendly help.”

And so in order to show pastoral concern for our neophytes and newly confirmed, the Office of Adult Faith Formation of the Archdiocese of New York is having a special Easter season celebration day on
Saturday, May 16, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, New York:

  9:30 am    – Morning Hospitality and Exhibits of Catholic Ministries & Apostolates Open
10:00 am    – Bilingual Mass
11:15 am    – Post-Baptismal Catechesis Presentations:

                                     + In English –  Rev. Giuseppe Siniscalchi, CFR
                                     + In Spanish – Rev. Agustino Torres, CFR

12:30 pm    – Lunch Celebration
  1:30 pm    – Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction
  2:30 pm    – Exhibits of Catholic Ministries & Apostolates Close

For the Easter Celebration 2020 Flyer, Click here

We encourage all parish Coordinators of the Catechumenate (RCIA) to register their neophytes and newly confirmed RCIA candidates, along with the godparents, sponsors and RCIA team members for this special celebration day.

Parish Group Registration is now open, Click here to register.

We have created a special invitation letter that you may want to distribute to all your parish neophytes and newly confirmed RCIA candidates, inviting them to join us for this special
Archdiocesan RCIA Easter Celebration Day on Saturday, May 16, 2020. 
Click on this link to access the invitation letter: 
English Invitation letter
Spanish Invitation Letter
We advise that you distribute this invitation letter sometime during the season of Lent 2020.

If you have any question about his special celebration day, please feel free to contact us at the Office of Adult Faith Formation at 646-794-2574 or by email at


Oscar Cruz
Director of the Catechumenate (RCIA)