Thursday, January 12, 2017

WCC 2017 Life Long Discipleship

Mark your calendars now for June 9/10 in Winnipeg at Mary, Mother of the Church Catholic Parish. This will be our 27th annual conference and the executive is very excited to have the Archdioceses of Saint Boniface and Winnipeg collaborate in hosting the conference this year!

Team RCIA will be presenting the Making Disciples Institute with additional insights to address specific issues parish teams are experiencing in Western Canada and a special track Saturday afternoon for experienced team members. Register Now! 

The executive is very happy to have the support of the  our hosting Archdioceses. Read the letters from Archbishop Gagnon and Archbishop LeGatt

(en anglais seulement) Des documents en français seront élaborés pour la conférence.

If you have any suggestions they are very welcome. Just email

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Msgr Michael Koch Grant

The WCC is pleased to announce that a grant program has been established in honour of Msgr. Mike. If you know of a parish that would like to attend WCC but does not have the financial resources please have their RCIA coordinator contact us at for an application. The deadline for applying for WCC 2017 is April 30th 2017

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

WCC 2016 - Making Disciples

Presented by Team RCIA

Please register now for May 27/28 in Calgary at the FCJ Centre. We are offering the conference at a rate of $150 (not including accommodation). 

This a fantastic opportunity to develop your team capability and learn practical techniques.

  • Discover how the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a powerful conversion process that forms “missionary disciples”
  • Learn how to apply the core principles of the RCIA across the entire parish to form even more missionary disciples
  • Acquire the skills to build an evangelizing parish that involves the entire community in calling forth missionary disciples
  • Know how to recruit and build a thriving RCIA team that is focused on disciple formation
  • Learn how to grow a pool of passionate, engaged sponsors who mentor seekers into discipleship

Friday May 27: 6:30pm - 9pm including a Wine & Cheese Social
Saturday May 28: 8:30am - 4pm.

For the agenda and registration details visit the registration page.

Monday, October 6, 2014

WCC 2015 - Rites of the RCIA

Presented by Team RCIA

Please register now for June 5/6 in Saskatoon at Holy Spirit Parish. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of this conference we are offering the conference at a special rate of $99 (not including accommodation). The Executive are planning to make this conference an extra special event  and hope to see you there to celebrate 25 years of forming the R.C.I.A. ministry in Western Canada. 
Participants will learn:
  • How to prepare the assembly for full, conscious, and active participation in the rites
  • How to apply the twelve liturgical principles and the four elements every liturgy must have.
  • How to catechize directly from the rites.
  • How to know when it is okay and even necessary to adapt the rites and when it is better to just follow the book.

Friday June 5: 7pm - 9pm including a Wine & Cheese Social
Saturday June 6: 8:30am - 4:30pm including a business meeting over lunch.

For the detailed agenda visit the registration page.

If you are travelling to Saskatoon check out a list of nearby hotels.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Rediscover the Power of R.C.I.A.June 13 -14

The 2014 WCC will be presented by TeamRCIA, see the scheduleregister now 

Nick Wagner
Diana Macalintal

  • Discover exactly how the Rite of Christian     Initiation of Adults forms missionary disciples
  •  Learn how to apply the core RCIA  principles across all parish ministries
  •  Acquire the skills to build an evangelizing parish
  •  Know how to recruit and build a thriving RCIA team
  •  Learn how to grow a pool of passionate  and engaged sponsors

Saturday, June 15, 2013

2013 WCC - Awesome

Thank you to everyone who attended. We had 67 people from Alberta and Saskatchewan come together for a terrific presentation by Monsignor Michael. The WCC Exec would like to say a big thank you for your active participation, for it is the participants that really make or break a WCC. The Executive is working to compile the evaluation forms for closer study but an initial review was that this event is appreciated and there is excitement to get together again next year in Edmonton. 

If you did not get a chance to complete an evaluation form, or more thoughts have come to mind please feel free to respond to this blog or send an email to

Monday, March 25, 2013

Evangelizing through the Lens of Faith and Culture

The 2013 WCC is being presented by Rev. Msgr. Michael Clay, D. Min.
Register today at the link above and check out the 2013 brochure

Where: F C J Christian Life Centre
When: June 7 ( 6:30PM - 9:30 PM) and June 8 (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
Registration: $150 per person. Click here to learn more

People come to the Church for many reasons.  Among them are:  deeper meaning, community, or simply to get their children into the Catholic School. They may also come with a cultural worldview that is different than ours (e.g., Asian, African, Hispanic, rural, postmodern, etc.).  Some are baptized in other Christian traditions.  Others have no concept of who Jesus is. This gives our ministry a tremendous opportunity and many challenges for evangelization.  This conference will explore these issues.  In addition, it will also explore the unique dimensions of initiation peculiar to the baptized. 

The four presentations are:

Session One:  Understanding How Culture Shapes Our Life and Faith:  Part I

Session Two:  Understanding How Culture Shapes Our Life and Faith:  Part II

Session Three:  Issues for Those Coming into Full Communion: Critical Distinctions

Session Four: Applying the Ritual Text to Various Individuals already Baptized: Praxis

Msgr. Clay is a priest of the Diocese of Raleigh (NC) and assistant professor in pastoral studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington.  He has served the Church in parochial, diocesan and national ministry.  He received his doctorate in liturgical studies, focusing on the adaptation of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults in the rural and small-town setting.  He has presented workshops in over 70 dioceses in the United States and Canada on the pastoral implementation of the Catechumenate and is the author of A Harvest for God:  Christian Initiation in the Rural and Small-Town Parish, published by Liturgy Training Publications.