Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

The RCIA is the process for welcoming and preparing those joining the Catholic Church. Those who are unbaptized, baptized in other denominations, or baptized Catholic but not educated in the Faith, are brought together to learn, pray, question and grow in faith.

  • Sessions for adults and children are held weekly during the school year with adults meeting in the evenings and children in the afternoon.
  • The adult process is adapted to meet the needs of children ages 7 and above who are entering the Catholic Church.
  • Generally most participants receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist) at the Easter Vigil Mass in the spring following the fall when they entered the formal part of the program.
  • RCIA inquiries are welcome at any time during the year.