Religious Education Adult Programs

RCIA Adult Religious Education

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The rite of Christian initiation…is designed for adults who, after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God, and enter the way of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their hearts.  By God’s help they will be strengthened spiritually during their preparation and at the proper time will receive the sacraments fruitfully.  (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is for adults who seek to become Catholic through the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and Eucharist.  It is also for those persons baptized in other Christian faith traditions who wish to become Catholic through a profession of faith and the sacraments of confirmation and Eucharist.

All sacraments are received at the Easter Vigil.  Baptized Catholics who did not receive instruction in the Catholic faith and did not complete the initiation process may receive instruction in the faith and prepare for the sacraments of confirmation and Eucharist.

RCIA begins in September and lasts through May.  Registration takes place in the parish office beginning in June.  Unbaptized persons must turn in a copy of their official (not hospital) birth certificate, Baptized persons must turn in a copy of their baptism certificate.

Persons seeking full initiation in the Catholic Church must be living according to Catholic teaching in order to receive the sacraments.  One important aspect of this pertains to marriage.  The Catholic Church recognizes marriage as a sacrament of the Church.  Persons who are civilly married, living together, or married by common law must bring their marriage into the Catholic Church in order to be “in good standing” and receive the sacraments it is a requirement to be able to receive all his sacraments. Please contact the parish office as soon as possible to begin the marriage preparation process.

Registration Form 2023-2024
RCIA Adult Program Requirements 2023-2024