Becoming Catholic (RCIA)

Do you have questions about the Catholic faith? Would you like to join the Catholic Church? The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a process through which participants are invited to grow more deeply in their faith and discern if joining the Catholic Church or completing one’s initiation into the Church is what they desire.

Through this process, participants attend weekly sessions to help them learn about the Catholic faith and discern their desire to become Catholic. Sessions begin in September and continue through May. However, you may join this process at any time.

RCIA is for:

  • Unbaptized adults and children over the age of seven who are considering entrance into the Catholic Church through Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist
  • Adults and children over the age of seven who were baptized in another tradition and are considering becoming a Catholic
  • Adults who were baptized Catholic but did not complete their initiation through Confirmation and/or First Eucharist

Catholics who would like to learn more about and share their faith while enriching their spiritual lives may serve the participants in the RCIA process as sponsors and/or godparents, hospitality ministers, prayer companions, and catechists.

If you are interested in trying out RCIA, participating, or volunteering, contact the parish office: churchoffice@stjosephwaconia.org or (952) 442-2384.