Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Just want to learn more about our faith? Or, are you an adult who is baptized but has not yet received Holy Communion and Confirmation? Contact our RCIA director, Christine Williams, at [email protected]
Spoiler alert! The first thing you'll be invited to do when you reach out is to TRY ALPHA! Alpha is the best place to start if you're looking to step into (or back into) faith! Learn more on our Alpha page.
The RCIA, which stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process through which non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church. It includes several stages marked by study, prayer, and rites at Mass. Participants in the RCIA are known as catechumens. Adults undergo a process of conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Holy Eucharist. The RCIA process follows the ancient practice of the church and was restored by the Second Vatican Council as the normal way adults prepare for baptism. You can learn more about the RCIA here.
You can learn more about the sacrament of Confirmation here.