Documents of the Church

Christian Initiation: General Introduction

The introduction that precedes the specific introductions for both the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and the Rite of Baptism for Children. Look for “Documents”, then “Christian Initiation – General Introduction” for the PDF. Congregation for Divine Worship, 1969, 1974.

Rite of Baptism for Children

Introduction for the baptism rite for infants. Older children should be initiated according to the “Rite of Initiation for Children of Catechetical Age” in the RCIA. Look for “Documents”, then “Rite of Baptism for Children – Introduction” for the PDF. Congregation for Divine Worship, 1969, 1984.