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RCIA

Become Catholic

End the Search

Begin your journey, join RCIA.

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults introduces adults to the teachings of the Catholic Church, the Bible, and the Sacramental Life. Although specifically designed for those thinking about becoming Catholic, we welcome baptized adult Christians to join us on the journey. The RCIA process prepares unbaptized adults to make a conscious choice whether or not they want to receive the sacraments of initiation offered by the Catholic Church (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist).  Baptized adult Christians discern their desire to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church by a profession of faith and to complete the sacraments of initiation offered by the Catholic Church (Confirmation and Eucharist). 

Catechumens

We invite our unbaptized brothers and sisters
​to learn more about the RCIA process.

Catechumen Overview

Catechumen Information Sheet

Candidates

We invite our brothers and sisters baptized in another Christian faith ​to learn more about the RCIA process.

Candidates Overview

Candidates Information Sheet

Catholics

We invite our brothers and sisters baptized in another Christian faith ​to learn more about the RCIA process.

Catholic Overview

Catholic Information Sheet

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Is it for me?

RCIA is a process of study, exploration, faith sharing, and faith formation with specific liturgical rites for seekers and inquirers.  Seekers and inquirers are non-baptized adults who desire to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church and baptized adult Christians who desire full communion in the Catholic Church.

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I am already Catholic and want to receive Confirmation.

For Catholics who have already been Baptized and received their First Eucharist, we offer the Adult Confirmation process, which may be a better fit for you than RCIA. Learn more.

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Is RCIA appropriate for children?

RCIA Adapted for Children is for children seven years and old who are unbaptized or Baptized in another Christian denomination. We begin registration in August and meet beginning in September.

What's the first step?

The first step to explore the RCIA process is to schedule a meeting with our Sacramental and RCIA Director, Deacon Gregg Kahrs, and let us together see how we can best help you grow closer to Christ, grow in faith, and receive the Sacraments of Initiation.

 

 Schedule a meeting. 

Contacts

Deacon Gregg Kahrs

Sacramental & RCIA Director

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Jennifer Alameda

Sacramental & RCIA Assistant

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