The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which an individual, who is over the age of twelve (12), is fully initiated into the Catholic Faith community.
This process is a journey in which the individual (1) becomes acquainted with the teachings and beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church; (2) discerns the call of the Holy Spirit, and, (3) makes a choice to join the Catholic Church.
There is no expectation on the part of the Church nor any obligation on the part of the individual during the initial period of investigation, learning and discernment, as this is the individual’s journey. The RCIA team members simply accompany them on their journey as they seek the Sacraments of Initiation in the Catholic faith.
Any individual interested in the RCIA process may contact the Director of Religious Education for further information.