RCIA Program (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
To become a full member of the Catholic Church, individuals receive the three Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Individuals are prepared to receive these Sacraments through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. These newcomers then receive the Sacraments of Initiation during our Easter Vigil celebration and are officially welcomed into our parish family.
RCIA is intended for:
- Unbaptized adults considering entrance into the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Initiation [Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist] (known as Catechumens)
- Adults Baptized in another Christian faith, who wish to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church (known as Candidates)
- Baptized Catholics who wish to receive First Communion and/or Confirmation to complete their initiation (also referred to as Candidates).
Our RCIA program is led by Deacon Rick Moritz (accompanied by his wife Carol) who walk together with our candidates and catechumens on their journey of discernment, preparing and supporting them throughout the entire process, which traditionally begins in the fall [September/October] and continues through Easter.
If you are uncertain if RCIA is a good fit for you, please know that we welcome those who are still questioning and exploring, and we are here to assist you along the way. For additional information, please contact Deacon Rick Moritz.