RCIA National Conference 2018


The Christian Initiation Australia Network (CIAN), formerly the Australian Catechumenate Network (ACN), is hosting a national conference on RCIA. This will be a wonderful opportunity for you and your parish to enliven, reignite and add a spark to evangelisation and the RCIA in your parish community and diocese.

Date & Venue

11-13 October 2018
Catholic Leadership Centre
576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne

The conference will commence on Thursday night (11th October) with a welcome and blessing from Mons Greg Bennett VG (Archdiocese of Melbourne), and an engaging opening presentation by Shane Dwyer (Director, National Centre for Evangelisation).
On Friday and Saturday there will be keynote presentations by Dr Elio Capra SDB and Dr Louise Campbell. Shane Dwyer will provide a wrap-up keynote on Saturday afternoon (13th October).
Workshops on Friday and Saturday will cover a wide variety of topics for novices to the RCIA and experienced team members.
The conference will conclude with Eucharist on Saturday at 6:00pm.  

Guest Speakers

  • Shane Dwyer (Director of the National Centre for Evangelisation)
  • Louise Campbell (Director of the National Liturgy office of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference)
  • Rev Dr Elio Capra SDB (Department of Systematic Theology and the Department of Pastoral and General Studies, Catholic Theological College)

Cost & Bookings

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