RCIA

We welcome the opportunity to share our Catholic faith and traditions with adults who are interested in Catholicism. By participating in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), individuals have an opportunity to discover and explore what it means to be "Catholic" in a setting which emphasizes spiritual growth. RCIA is open to:

  • Individuals who are not baptized and desire to study Catholic beliefs and practices,
  • Those who have been baptized in another Christian denomination and who now wish to explore membership in the Catholic Church,
  • Baptized Catholics who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation or Holy Eucharist as they seek to respond more deeply to God's invitation to full membership.

Active Catholics who want to share faith stories, experiences of prayer, Scripture and examine the history and tradition of the Catholic Church are encouraged to attend the weekly sessions and serve as a companion to the participant. The process begins in the Fall of the year with sessions meeting weekly and can lead to full membership in the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, when the Sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation - are celebrated.

For further information regarding RCIA, please contact the Faith Formation Director at 651-288-3259.