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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Star of the Sea Parish
2250 150 Street
Surrey, BC V4A 9J3

If you're interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or joining the Catholic Church, your next step is the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). It’s an opportunity to explore and respond to “the desire for the infinite, which abides in every human heart” (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium).

The rite is often sought by three groups of people: those without any faith background, those already part of another faith or Christian tradition, and Catholics who have not yet received the sacraments of Confirmation and the Eucharist. 

The RCIA process will guide you to “consciously and freely seek the living God and enter the way of faith and conversion” (RCIA 1). You can start your RCIA journey at any time throughout the year, so if you’re curious to learn more or to begin the process, we would love to hear from you. 

What does RCIA entail? 

If you have NOT been baptized, the Christian initiation process prepares you to become a Catholic Christian by celebrating the sacraments of Christian initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.  

If you have been baptized in another Christian tradition, the initiation process prepares you to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church by celebrating the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion.