The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a comprehensive faith inquiry program for people interested in the Catholic faith, whether they are non-Catholics thinking about becoming Catholic, or for those 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 Eucharist or Holy Communion, or for Catholics baptized as an infant, but have not received further formal instruction in the Catholic Faith nor the sacraments of Confirmation or the Eucharist.
The program starts with a period of instruction and progresses into a more in-depth experience of Catholicism and then invites participants into a process of initiation. Often this includes the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism (for those not yet baptized), Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist.
Committed team members and sponsors journey with and support the inquirers. Classes are Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Church.
If you are a fully initiated Catholic who wishes to learn more and deepen your understanding of the Catholic faith, speak to one of our office staff about faith formation programs and studies currently being offered.