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 9:15-10:15AM.  Classes for the 2021-22 liturgical year will start on Sunday, September 12.

RCIA Class Schedule

We have recently posted an updated version of a our class schedule (version 1.1, updated September 5, 2021) on our website.  See:

RCIA Class Schedule

Will Classes Be In-Person This Year?

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we were unable to have in-person RCIA classes last year.  But we did have virtual classes. 

At this this time we are planning to, once again, have in-person classes for the the 2021-22 liturgical year.  

On-Line Classes

Though we do plan to have in-person classes this year, 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

There has been a request to post past class presentations on the website.  We will try it this way.  If it works, we'll backfill with older presentations:

ClassDatePresentation
19/12Introduction
29/19Basic Theology and Apologetics
39/26Christian Theology
410/3The Bible
610/17The Lord's Prayer
1212/5The Blessed Virgin Mary
1312/12The Kingdom of God and the Church
151/9Salvation
161/16Church History
171/23Catholic Buffet
181/30Christian Morality: The Ten Commandments
192/6Christian Morality: The Moral Virtues
243/27The Eucharist I
254/3The Eucharist II

Class Resources

Easter Vigil 2022 Celebration Program

Questions?  Comments?

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