You may have been attending Mass for years as the spouse or friend of a Catholic or be a seeker whose quest for Truth has led you here. Perhaps you are baptized Catholic but never received your First Communion. Perhaps your children, age 8 or older, have not yet been baptized.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Whatever the case, RCIA is the process by which persons from many faith journeys come together to learn and consider becoming fully initiated members of the Catholic Church. Is this you or someone you know?
- Adults who are not yet baptized
- Adults baptized in other Christian churches who are interested in possibly becoming Catholic
- Baptized Catholic adults who have not received First Communion
- Children 8 years and older who have not yet been baptized (parents must first contact Ann.)
For those attending English mass, weekly RCIA sessions begin in September, Tuesday evenings 6:30 – 8:00 in the parish hall, but you may join any time of the year. (For those who attend Spanish mass, please contact Sr. Imelda and meet on Monday evenings.) At these informative and friendly RCIA sessions, you’ll become acquainted with the Catholic faith and our parish community. If you chose to become Catholic, at a future date you’ll receive the initiation sacraments (baptism, confirmation and Holy Communion or confirmation and Holy Communion for those already baptized Christian). RCIA is a wonderful journey!
For more information or to sign up, please contact Ann Brophy at the parish office, email directly at [email protected] , or submit a contact form via the contact us link on this page. We look forward to welcoming you to the Catholic Church!
“At our request, many of our recently initiated Catholics wrote a few words for you about their journey through RCIA to Easter, below. As did we, you will find their faith inspiring and their joy, contagious.” – Ann and the RCIA Team