The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is an opportunity for students to prepare for the three Catholic Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation. The first stage of the process is called "inquiry" and provides an opportunity for interested people to ask questions and explore the ways that God's Spirit is calling them into a deeper expression of faith and spirituality.
RCIA is right for you if:
- You have never been baptized and think you might want to be baptized as a Catholic.
- You have been baptized in some other Christian Church and think you might want to join the Catholic Church.
- You have been baptized as a Catholic, but have not had any significant religious education and have not received Eucharist or Confirmation.
- You are searching for a religious expression of your spirituality and want help in discerning what you should do
The RCIA group meets weekly starting in the fall. Those who desire to receive the sacraments will usually receive them from the Bishop at the end of April at a Eucharistic Liturgy in our Chapel.
RCIA provides an opportunity to reflect on the major focuses of Christian life: spirituality, prayer, scripture, sacraments, service, and morality, among others. All of this is done in the context of community.