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RCIA Easter Celebration Day

Winter / Spring 2021

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 recommends that you have a special Easter season Celebration day for your parish neophytes and newly confirmed.

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)