What is RCIA?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process established for the universal church to prepare individuals who seek to become Catholic and receive the Sacraments of Initiation- Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist (Communion).
The Rite approaches the process of conversion as a “spiritual journey” that is supported and embraced by the Parish Community. This journey is centered on fostering a deep relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church he founded.
The process is divided into stages and allows those involved to receive, through catechesis (religious teaching), an understanding of the relationship with the parish community and the invitation to commit oneself to the liturgical and moral life of the Catholic Faithful.
Who is RCIA for?
Persons who have never been baptized.
Persons who are already baptized in another Christian Tradition who desire to become Catholic.
Persons baptized in the Catholic Church in need of First Communion and/or Confirmation