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Disciples Making Disciples

July 5-6, 2017
Chicago, IL


The 2017 National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ has reached capacity. Please check back in early July to register for NGCI 2018.

Join us for the 2017 National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ on July 5–6 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, one block west of Lake Michigan, overlooking the Chicago River in the heart of the city. A conference for parish leaders, initiation ministers, and regional or diocesan trainers, the National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ explores the theoretical and practical aspects of initiation ministry. Through interactive sessions, meetings, and prayer opportunities, participants will understand more deeply that the vision of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the vision of the parish as a community of disciples.

Registration Costs

Individual Registration, by May 12, 2017
  • Includes Breakfast and Lunch on July 5th & 6th.
July 4th Opening Reception and Fireworks on the Riverwalk
  • Optional. Includes hors d’oeurves and open bar.
July 5th Evening Reception
  • Optional. Includes dessert and open bar.


Opening reception with a view of July 4th fireworks.

Exceptionally low room rate of $149.00 per night in Downtown Chicago.

Fellowship with initiation ministers from around the country.

Interactive multimedia presentations, complimentary resources, and expert training.

Opportunities for prayerful reflection on the liturgies of the RCIA.