The office of Catechetics provides support and training to parish RCIA leaders in a variety of ways:

For information regarding how to run RCIA in your parish, or to troubleshoot any practical or canonical issues, please contact our help desk (; 604-683-0281) to be directed to the appropriate help.


RCIA Renewal Initiative

The Archdiocese of Vancouver is currently researching how RCIA is being offered throughout our archdiocese with the aim of developing an improved RCIA process, led and supported by an RCIA Leaders Network.

For more information on this initiative please contact Matthew Martin (Project Manager, RCIA Renewal Initiative.)

Rite of Election 2017

The Rite of Election will be celebrated twice at Holy Rosary Cathedral. Parish groups are allocated to the following dates:

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 2:30pm
Parishes from: New Westminster, Fraser Valley West (excluding St. Andrew Kim Parish and Canadian Martyrs Parish) and Vancouver West deaneries.

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:30pm
The following parishes: North Shore, Fraser Valley East and Vancouver East deaneries with St. Andrew Kim Parish and Canadian Martyrs Parish.

Click here to access Rite of Election Forms.

We know that the schedules of RCIA participants occasionally hinder their ability to attend an allocated Rite. We will do our best to accommodate such persons on the alternate Rite date as space permits.


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