Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process established for the Universal Church for individuals to become Catholic and receive the Sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist. This initiation process also involves a parish community experiencing a renewal in faith as it prepares and welcomes new members into the Church. The Rite speaks of a conversion as a "spiritual journey." Centered on fostering a deep relationship with Jesus and the Church he founded, this journey takes place through distinct stages over a period of time suitable to bring about a thorough catechesis, significant experience of the parish community, and commitment to the liturgical and moral life of the Catholic faithful.

RCIC - Rite of Christian Initiation adapted for Children

The RCIA process is also open to children who are above the age of reason (seven or older) and who are seeking baptism and full participation in the Catholic Church.

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RCIA Documents

RCIA Documents


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