Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

What is RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults become full, participating members of the Catholic Church. Participants go through a process of studying the Gospel, nurturing their relationship with God, becoming familiar with the Catholic teachings, professing their faith in Jesus and his Church, and receiving the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion.

RCIA gives the opportunity to ask questions about what Catholics believe, how we worship, and celebrate our faith.

Participation in the RCIA does not require the person to become Catholic. The decision to accept baptism, to become a Catholic, or to complete one's Catholic initiation must be free and unrestricted.

If you are merely curious about Catholicism, feel free to come. All are welcome.

  • Who can be part of RCIA:
    • Non-baptized adults who desire to be fully initiated into the Roman Catholic Church.
    • Baptized adult Christians who desire full communion in the Roman Catholic Church.
    • Baptized Catholics who have not had the opportunity to participate in a faith formation program leading to First Communion and/or Confirmation.
  • RCIA is a journey:

RCIA is a discernment and preparation process that proceeds over weeks and months.

What are the meetings like?

We meet in an informal setting where people feel welcomed and accepted. We get together on Thursdays for 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Time is spent in prayer, instruction, discussion, and many opportunities to ask questions. During Covid19 pandemic our meetings are on-line - Zoom.


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