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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. A conference for parish leaders, initiation ministers, and regional or diocesan trainers, the National Gathering on Christian Initiation® explores 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.

Registration Costs

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


Fellowship with initiation ministers from around the country.

Interactive multimedia presentations and expert training.

Opportunities for prayerful reflection on the liturgies of the RCIA.

On-site bookstore to peruse and purchase helpful resources for your ministry.