The RCIA is the process by which adults and older children become Catholic Christians.  


RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.


RCIA for Adults: 

  • The RCIA provides an opportunity for adults thinking of joining the Catholic Church to learn more about the Catholic faith. 
  • Adult Catholics who have not been confirmed or who have not celebrated their first communion are also invited to be part of this process. 
  • Meetings are held weekly on Thursday evenings from September to May.  During this time, inquirers are given the opportunity to discern if they wish to become members of the Catholic Church.  
  • The process of becoming a Catholic Christian may take from one to two years or longer.

  RCIA for Older Children (between the ages of 7 and 12): 

  • Older children and their parents participate in an ongoing process similar to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.  Meetings are held weekly from September to May. 


RCIA Adult Form
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RCIA Adapted for Children Form
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