The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a spiritual journey designed for adults who freely seek the living God and desire to enter the Catholic Church. RCIA participants will be strengthened spiritually during their preparation and at the proper time will receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist). Baptized Catholics who have not completed the Sacraments of Initiation may also participate in RCIA as appropriate to their needs.
RCIA is for anyone seeking to enter the Catholic Church, for baptized Catholics seeking to complete the Sacraments of Initiation (Confirmation, Eucharist), and Catholics interested in gaining a deeper knowledge about their faith and helping others on their spiritual journey.
Initiation of adults is a spiritual journey that takes place within the parish community. This journey includes periods for making inquiry and maturing in the faith and liturgical rites marking progress.
Overall, there are four periods in RCIA and several liturgical rites recognizing the seeker’s progress.
RCIA sessions are held on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm- 8:15 pm in the Religious Education building (the PCC) in the Cafeteria.
We provide all the materials you will need for study. There is no fee for participating in RCIA.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Tim Brennan, Director of Religious Education. ; (817) 623-2409; Ext. 501