Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
(RCIA) is the process by which individuals prepare to enter the Catholic Church and receive the
Sacraments of Initiation
: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. The RCIA
speaks of conversion, a “spiritual journey,” that is centered on fostering a deep, personal encounter and ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church He founded. This journey takes place through distinct stages over time and is a journey that will take as long as it takes.
RCIA is a process that fully engages individuals in a theological, spiritual, moral and liturgical formation that leads to their on-going journey of discipleship:
- Experience a “conversion experience” with sincere intention to change their life and enter into a deeper relationship with God in Christ
- Understand the fundamentals of Catholic teaching
- Develop the beginnings of a spiritual life and the practice of calling upon God in prayer
- Experience the communal nature of faith through participation with the members of the parish
What is the RCIA Process?
What is a sponsor?
What kind of commitment do I have to make?
Is childcare available?
RCIA is Currently Offered either on Sunday OR Wednesday
Wednesday nights 6:30-8:00pm OR Sunday mornings 8:30-9:50am
These sessions are currently open to Adults ( 18 years and older). For children ages 7 years through 12th grade please
contact the Coordinator of Christian Initiation
for available options.