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Who is RCIA for?
  • Persons in need of Baptism
  • Persons baptized in another Christian tradition who desire to become Catholic
  • Persons baptized Catholic in need of First Communion and/or Confirmation
How long is the process?
The time varies, but rarely is it shorter than 6 months or longer than 3 years. The Church greatly respects the time each person needs for conversion and decision. The RCIA text gives guides for discerning this on a case-by-case basis.
Want to learn more?
The Parish Coordinators for the RCIA program are
Deacon Johnny & Frances Rentas. You can reach them through the Parish Office.

 

Have you been worshipping with us, but never officially
took the step to be Catholic?

Have you been away from the church and have now
returned, but want to know more?

Have you joined us from a different background and would like
to find out more about the Catholic Church?

If any of the above question apply to you, we would love
to help you in your journey home!

If you know of anyone who could answer YES to any of the above questions, perhaps you should extend an invitation to them!

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process established for the universal Church for individuals to become Catholic and receive the sacraments of initiation - Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation. This initiation process also involves a parish community experiencing a renewal in faith as it prepares and welcomes new members into the Church. The Rite speaks of conversion as a "spiritual journey." A journey that is centered on fostering a deep relationship with Jesus and the Church He founded. This journey takes place through distinct stages over a period of time suitable to bring catechesis, significant experience of a parish community and commitment to liturgical and moral life of the Catholic faithful. The RCIA process is a restoration of the ancient catechumenate, arising within the first three centuries. The Second Vatican Council called for the restoration and use of this venerable and powerful initiation for the worldwide Church.