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. For more information, please contact the Parish Office at 860.756.4034.