Sr Sian Owen is the Diocesan Coordinator for RCIA in the Diocese. She is available to give advice and provide formation for RCIA teams.
Sr Sian can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Catechists must be formed and capable of taking leadership roles.
– RCIA Aotearoa New Zealand National Policy #30
Dates for 2019
Practice for the Rite of Election: 7.30pm Tuesday 5 March Cathedral of St Patrick’s and St Joseph – validated parking available. Please send one parish representative who will be present at the Rite on Sunday.
Rite of Election: 1.45 pm Sunday 10 March Cathedral of St Patrick’s and St Joseph – validated parking available. Please register numbers attending by Tuesday 5 March to Mission and Evangelisation Team ( A form for completion will be available online and sent by email in early 2019).
Mass of the Neophytes: 5.30 pm Saturday 8 June Cathedral of St Patrick’s and St Joseph – validated parking available
Formation for RCIA Teams
Sr Sian is very happy to come to parishes to work with RCIA teams. Sessions are 90 minutes long and explore a range of topics according to need.
PM203 – RCIA
This is an in-depth exploration of the process of RCIA that explores each movement and rite in depth. An NZQA registered course that contributes to the Certificate in Parish Service RCIA Catechists, it is an important formation experience that helps create a deep understanding of RCIA and its role in the Church.
For more details, see http://www.tci.ac.nz
Rite of Election