Adult Baptism, Communion, and Confirmation through RCIA
Each year, we guide and walk with a group of people who are thinking about becoming Catholic, and those who want to explore the faith and ask questions. This process is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or RCIA. Due to health concerns relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic this year, we will most likely be meeting in a combination of in-person (possibly outdoors) and online gatherings.
RCIA could be helpful if:
- You want to be baptized in the faith
- You want to join us from another faith
- You are baptized Catholic, but haven’t completed Confirmation
The important thing is to pray, and listen – to stay open to the many ways in which God may be calling to you. Here’s what our candidates from past years had to say about RCIA:
“I expected it to be kind of intimidating and formal, but it was a great experience and I learned so much. I feel so much closer to God and to knowing about God’s love for me.”
“I loved the idea of Catholic Social Teaching, and our call to serve others as part of a community of faith.”
RCIA preparation is held on Wednesday nights, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, from September through Easter. The sessions follow an engaging format of prayer, scripture study, topic presentation and discussion or activity. Want more information? We are happy to meet with you personally to discuss what God might be calling you to explore.
For adult confirmation preparation in Spanish, please contact Amy Ketner.
Also note: If you are a Catholic who has been away for a while and you’d like to talk about returning more fully to an active faith life, please feel free to speak with Fr. Joe, or with one of our priests. Sometimes a good conversation can make a difference.