Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults/Children (RCIA / RCIC)

R.C.I.A. / R.C.I.C. is the process by which one becomes a full member of the Catholic Church. This is intended for non-Baptized (catechumen), Baptized Christian (candidate), and un-catechized Catholics to fully enter into the Catholic Church. Sessions are offered in the winter (September through April) and summer (April through October).


To welcome inquirers who may choose to become Catholic and to assist returning Catholics who desire to receive the Sacraments as the search for deeper relationship with God in the Catholic Church


Meets weekly 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in Clare Hall. Classes follow a curriculum of formation in the basic teachings of the Catholic faith aimed at a fruitful reception of the Sacrament of Initiation. Candidates also meet for 8:30 a.m. Sunday Mass for Breaking Open of the Word. Each person is assigned a sponsor and a prayer sponsor. Participants also personally meet with a priest to discuss conversion and vocational / marital history.