Pastoral Ministers and Clergy,
Over the last 25 years, the Catholic Church in Canada has become familiar with the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) through the use of the "Blue Book."
This information Package, prepared by the Office of Liturgy and Diocesan Forum on Initiation, draws your attention to a less understood portion of the process: "Reception of Baptized Christians into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church." The authors of this package hope that you will take time to familiarize yourself with the contents of the "Blue Book" on this matter, while using the package for clarification and resources.
Inside you will find:
- A guide to distinguish the uncatechized from the catechized Christian
- A guide to determine the processes of formation for uncatechized and catechized Christians
- A guide to the rituals for receiving baptized Christians
We invite you to use this resource as you continue your important work of hospitality and catechesis with baptized Christians seeking full communion with the Catholic Church.
If you have any questions about the material presented in this package or about the process, please contact the Office of Liturgy directly.
Most Reverend Bishop Frederick Henry
Bishop of Calgary