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The Office of Divine Worship & Catechumenate oversees the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for the Diocese of Joliet and as such provides assistance to parishes in the development of their catechumenate process. The Office oversees all R.C.I.A. liturgies which take place throughout the year at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus, Joliet, Illinois.



The Call to Continuing Conversion (for the Candidates) will take place on the Sunday before Thanksgiving (unless otherwise noted below)  at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus. With many parishes having a year-round Catechumenate Process reception into the Church may take place throughout the year. When planning this ceremony consideration should be made for the Solmenities of the Baptism of the Lord, Pentecost and Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe as possible reception times. 

The celebration of the Call to Continuing Conversion is scheduled for a Sunday in November at 2:00 pm at the
Cathedral of St. Raymond, in Joliet. Forms for this celebration will be sent out to the parish Catechumenate
Directors the end of September. For more information please contact the Office of Divine Worship &
Cathechumenate (815) 221-6229.

 Current Year: November 07, 2021
 Next Year:
November 06, 2022


Please select link:  Call to Conversion Form (TBD)

 The Rite of Election (for the Catechumens) will take place on the first Sunday of Lent at the Cathedral. Only Catechumens, their families, sponsors and the Catechumenate team will be invited to this ceremony.

 Current Year:  March 06, 2022
 Next Year:
 February 26, 2023


Please select link:  Rite of Election Form (March 6, 2022)


Please contact the Office of Divine Worship & Catechumenate with questions and inquiries.