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Join us for the 2023 National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ on August 1–3 at the Loyola University Chicago Lakeshore Campus, located in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

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. Through interactive sessions, meetings, and prayer opportunities, participants will understand more deeply that the vision of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the vision of the parish as a community of disciples.

The Theme for 2023 is Beginning Anew: The Vision of the OCIA

The 2023 National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ is an opportunity to recalibrate your ministry—not only considering what has been done, but where the Church wants us to go. The forthcoming implementation of the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) invites us to breathe new life into parish ministry. We will all better exemplify Church if we take to heart what the OCIA teaches us about our life in Christ and our vocation to be Christ’s missionary disciples. Join us in August as we all have the opportunity to BEGIN ANEW!

We invite you to join us as we examine the model of how the early Church formed catechumens. Together we will walk the path of the catechumen through the periods and rites of the Christian initiation process. We will experience and be inspired by ritual so that we can rekindle the fire in our ministry and bear witness to how the rites echo our faith.


Early Bird Registration, by 4:00 PM CT on March 1, 2023$325
General Registration, by 4:00 PM CT on June 16, 2023$350
Group Rate, per person when groups of 4+ register together by 4:00 PM CT on June 16, 2023$325
Late Registration, by July 14, 2023$400


Registration is also available by phone or mail. Contact Customer Service at 800-933-1800 to register by phone. To register by mail, please download, print, and complete this form. Mail completed forms and payment to LTP at 3949 South Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60609.

All cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing (letter, fax, or e-mail) by Friday, June 30, 2023, for a full refund or by Monday, July 17, 2023, for a 75% refund. Cancellation requests after Monday, July 17, 2022 will not receive a refund.

Lodging and Accommodations

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A limited number of hotel rooms are available at the Hampton Inn Chicago North – Loyola Station for a specially discounted rate of $159.00 per night. This rate is available for those who book before June 30, 2023, for a minimum of two nights between the evenings of July 31st – August 2nd. To reserve a room at the Hampton Inn Chicago – Loyola Station, please call 800-426-7866 and mention NGCI 2023 (group code NGC) or visit