Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
National Catechetical Directory
Full initiation into the Church occurs by stages. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
(Roman rite) provides a norm for catechetical as well as liturgical practice in this regard. The
intimate relationship of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation (Chrismation) and Eucharist
should be emphasized in the catechesis of both adults and children. Such catechesis will
involve many members of the parish community who support and pray with the catechized,
besides instructing them so that they may grow in understanding of the Christian message.
The sacraments Baptism, Confirmation and the Most Holy Eucharist are so interrelated that
they are required for full Christian initiation
We invite you to come see what RCIA is all about
- Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Church?Are you not baptized, but recognize a need for spirituality in your life?
- Are you a baptized Catholic or into another denomination, but never received any formal religious education or additional sacraments?
- Are you married to a Catholic and attend Mass, but just don’t know what the next step is to become on of the Catholic faithful?
- Are you yearning for something more in your life?