Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

What is RCIA?

RCIA is a training program for adults who are interested in joining the Catholic faith. It is a catechism (education) that is used by the Catholic Church at large, and is approved by our Bishop.

How does one join RCIA?

Those who are interested in joining the program, should contact Deacon Kelly Fitzpatrick to begin the application.

How long is the program?

The program usually starts in Advent or at Christmas, depending on the number of participants. The training continues through Holy Thursday, when those who have successfully followed through will recieve a special Baptism, special Confirmation and special Communion. At that point, they are considered full Catholics in the eyes of the church.