Welcome to Christian Initiation Australia Network

CIAN vision

Your site for RCIA in Australia

A community of RCIA practitioners seeking to draw people to Christ.

The Christian Initiation Australia Network CIAN is a communication and support network for Australians who share the vision of the catechumenate. The CIAN is made up of Australian pastoral ministers, liturgists, catechists, theologians and all those interested in the Catechumenate. Their purpose is to share the vision and promote the practice of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) through sharing ideas and challenges. The CIAN conducts ongoing formation at the national level. CIAN Membership is open to all Australians who have a commitment to and work with RCIA in Australia.

Benefits of Joining CIAN

Become a CIAN Member

For a small annual fee CIAN Members get exclusive access to formation materials and notifications of upcoming events where they can engage in live discussions with experienced RCIA practitioners. Members are also able to participate in our biennial conference.


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implementing RCIA

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Our Testimonies


Word From Chair

This Winter Season, Dr. Christine Wood, announces the launch of CIAN’s new website and calls for membership renewals. This issue includes many helpful articles and webinars for the catechetical and pastoral dimensions of your parish RCIA process.

Network News

CIAN’s quarterly Network News publication provides information to help RCIA practitioners guide adults along the journey of faith, as well as notifications of upcoming events, and useful RCIA resources.

Current and past newsletters

Spring 2023

Winter 2023