Rites of Christian Initiation


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which adults are fully incorporated into the faith of the Catholic Church. The RCIA program welcomes non-baptized adults who want to be baptized in the Catholic Church; adults that have been baptized in another faith tradition who want to be received into the Catholic Church; and adult baptized Catholics, who have not yet received the sacraments of the Eucharist or Confirmation. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) is for children and young people (ages 8-18) who have not received one or all of the sacraments of initiation — Baptism, Confirmation, or Eucharist — in the Catholic Church. Candidates receive the sacraments at the Easter Vigil, or at another appropriate time. 


Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Church?

We invite you to consider exploring our parish’s RCIA program. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a gradual welcoming of adults into the Catholic Faith.

In our Catholic community, we warmly receive members of all ages, and try to provide appropriate spiritual formation to suit each person’s needs.

RCIA also provides a great opportunity for baptized Catholics who wish to complete their sacraments by preparing for Eucharist and Confirmation.

For more information about RCIA or RCIC, please contact the parish office at 860-756-4034 or