Becoming Catholic (R.C.I.A.)

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults


Interested in becoming Catholic?

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is for those who would like to become Catholic.  We welcome those who have not yet been baptized as well as those who have already been baptized in another Christian denomination.  Adults who were baptized Catholic but have not yet received their First Communion and/or Confirmation attend this class.

Classes are held one evening per week for about two hours.  Participants engage in PRAYER, TESTIMONIES, and a thorough and lively reading and DISCUSSION of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and are given a Supplemental Course Packet rich with the writings of the Church Fathers, our greatest saints, Magisterial texts, and much more.

Our program runs ALL YEAR LONG via two tracks:

(1) our Why Catholic? course, which is primarily for those who remain only inquirers – those who are still deciding whether they want to attend a systematic study of the faith; and

(2) our Catechumenate period of formal and systematic instruction of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which covers all the foundational Catholic doctrines and moral teachings of the Church, and is the required path toward becoming a fully-initiated member of the Catholic Church

N.B. – those wishing to begin this phase of instruction must schedule an appointment with the Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation for an initial interview, and to receive all registration and course materials. 

For the 2018-2019 school year, we meet every Monday evening from 7:00pm – 9:00pm in the Upper Hall.