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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

What is RCIA?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process to help facilitate conversion & growth in faith. It is a process which enables the study of the Gospels, Catholic Christian teaching, the acceptance of Christian values and morality, the development and deepening of a life of prayer and action, with the support and involvement of the local Christian community. The RCIA is more than a course of instruction. It is a journey of faith, designed to meet the unique and individual needs of the participants.

Who is RCIA for?

  • Adults who are unbaptized
  • Baptized Christians from any background who would like to learn more about the Catholic Faith
  • Catholic Christians who have been baptized, but are in need of the remaining Sacraments of Initiation: First Holy Communion & Confirmation
What is the "goal" of RCIA?

The RCIA process is all about conversion—about growth and change taking place in our hearts and minds so that we can more fully live in relationship with God and each other. It is about deepening our faith, and exploring what belief in God means for our lives and how it is reflected in our actions. The purpose of this process is not to be able to check off a class requirement or to see how much information you can learn about the Catholic Church, but rather to assist you in becoming a living, breathing, active disciple of Christ!


Sessions begin each September. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Cathie Brolley at (847) 623-2875 or