RCIA - How Do I Become Catholic?

What is RCIA?

RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.  RCIA is the normal process by which non-Catholics can enter the Catholic Church.  However, RCIA classes are open to anyone, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, wishing to learn more about the Catholic faith.  

When Are RCIA Classes Held?

RCIA classes are held on Sunday mornings from 9:00-10:30AM in Holtman Hall.  Classes for the 2023-24 liturgical year will start on Sunday, September 10.

RCIA Class Schedule

A preliminary class schedule (PDF format) for the upcoming 2023-24 liturgical year can be downloaded using the following link:

RCIA Class Schedule

Will Classes Be In-Person This Year?

Yes, RCIA classes will be in person this year.  All classes will be held in Holtman Hall unless otherwise stated.

Though we will offer in-person classes, we also plan to offer an online participation option for anyone who is more comfortable connecting remotely.  We will be using Google Meet.

The free version of Google Meet only allows one hour meetings, and our RCIA classes last for an hour and a half with a 5 minute break at about the midpoint.  So to allow for this, we have a link for the first part of class and for the second:

Simply open the link at the designated time and click the "Join" button.  

Class Presentations

Class presentations will be posted below. The link to the class presentation will typically be posted the day of the actual class:

29/17Basic Theology and Apologetics
39/24Christian Theology
410/1What We Believe – The Creed
510/8The Bible
610/15The Our Father
710/22Sin, Forgiveness, Repentance and Conversion
911/5The Mass Explained
1211/19The Church
1312/10Mary, the Mother of God
151/7History of the Church
161/14Catholic Buffet
171/21Christian Morality: The Ten Commandments
181/28Christian Morality: The Virtues
192/4Sacraments of Initiation
202/11Sacraments of Healing

Sacrament of Holy Orders

Sacraments of Marriage

222/25The Eucharist (Part 1)
233/3The Eucharist (Part 2)

RCIA Participant Checklist

If you are attending RCIA classes as Sacred Heart Rockne with the attention of becoming Catholic, or completing your Catholic sacraments, there are a few things you need to do.

The Upcoming Easter Vigil

On Saturday, March 30th, at 8:00PM, Sacred Heart Rockne will invite those candidates and catechumens who have completed their discernment and catechesis, to join the Catholic Church and our parish family in the Easter Vigil.  You can find an outline of the Easter Vigil Mass here:

Easter Vigil - Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation

Before participating in the Easter Vigil, all catechumens and candidates are required to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Please plan to attend Mass at Sacred Heart on Monday, March 25, at 7:00PM.  We Father will hear confessions after Mass.  Here is a 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation - A How-To Guide

Questions?  Comments?

If you have questions or comments, please contact Rodney Kadura.