Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) extends a sincere welcome to anyone who is interested in taking a closer look at the Catholic faith.  This includes non-Catholics interested in learning about the Catholic faith and Catholics who have not completed their reception of the sacraments or who wish to update or renew their faith.  RCIA prepares Catholic and non-Catholic adults for the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation.

Our RCIA program is administered by a team of volunteers.  All team members are fully initiated Catholics who are comfortable sharing their faith journey with others.  Team members sponsor inquirers, make presentations, and lead group discussions.  Our pastor is available to meet individually with candidates.

The RCIA is, first of all, an opportunity to examine and develop our relationship with God.  We also explore the fundamentals of the Catholic faith.

Topics include:

  • Church History and Practices
  • The Sacraments
  • The Structure and Meaning of the Mass
  • Mary and the Saints
  • Morality
  • Prayer

We use a mixture of lecture and small-group discussion, with plenty of time for participants’ questions and observations.  Besides regular meetings, candidates are asked to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.

Most of all, the RCIA is a spiritual journey—a gradual process that gives you time to grow in faith and understanding.

If you would like more information on our RCIA program, please contact the rectory at 610-948-7760.