Rite of Christian Initiation
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is an ancient process of early Christian times revised by the Second Vatican Council to fully initiate persons into the Roman Catholic Church. The RCIA is for adults who were never baptized or were baptized in another Christian tradition and who wish to become Catholic. These candidates meet weekly, usually beginning in September. The sessions typically include sacred Scripture study, prayer, the principle teachings of the Church, and small group discussions. Each RCIA candidate is paired with a parish sponsor who walks through the faith journey with them as their companion. Candidates are initiated gradually through a series of liturgical rituals. The Sacraments of Initiation are received during the Easter Vigil. The RCIA process officially concludes with the feast of Pentecost.
Sponsor training is also available and sponsor assignments are made based on the needs of the RCIA program.
Download the RCIA Adult Inquirer Form
Download the RCIA Team Interest Form
Download the 2016-2017 RCIA Class Calendar
For more information or to register, contact the Martha Robert, Director of Religious Education (678-252-5676).