National Gathering on Christian Initiation

Easter greetings of peace to you and your families. Please be assured of our continued prayers for your parish and diocesan communities during this time of uncertainty.

LTP has made the hard, but necessary, decision to cancel the National Gathering on Christian Initiation this July 1–3, 2020, due to the current pandemic. While we are disappointed that we cannot gather in person this summer, we know this is the best course of action to protect the safety of all involved. LTP is looking forward to hosting NGCI with the same theme of RCIA Adapted for Children next year, in July 2021.

Please read below for some important information:

We are all disappointed that we cannot gather this summer, and we want to do our best to stay connected until next year’s conference. LTP will be hosting a few free virtual gatherings over the next months focused on the RCIA Adapted for Children. At these virtual gatherings, we will invite you to bring your questions for conversation. Also, we will provide mini–training sessions in preparation for our 2021 in-person event—keep an eye on your email inbox for communication about these virtual events.

If you have any additional questions, please contact me directly at

We are grateful for your continued support and understanding, and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.

—Michael Ruzicki, the NGCI Team, and all of Liturgy Training Publications