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What is RCIA?

Adults who are seeking initiation into the Catholic Church are prepared through a process called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). This process is intended for:

  • any adult not yet baptized who wishes to become Catholic
  • any adult baptized in another Christian church who wishes to become Catholic
  • any adult baptized in the Catholic Church, but not raised in the faith, who wishes complete Initiation (Confirmation, First Eucharist)

Preparation for children and youth ages seven through eighteen is designed for each individual, with group and family experiences. Initiation for these children and youth follows the principles of the adult initiation process rather than those for infant baptism.