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 2022-23 liturgical year will start on Sunday, September 11.

RCIA Class Schedule

A preliminary class schedule (PDF format) for the upcoming 2022-23 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

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:

29/18Basic Theology and Apologetics
39/25Christian Theology
410/2The Bible
510/9What We Believe – The Creed
610/16The Lord's Prayer
710/23Sin, Forgiveness, Repentance and Conversion
911/6The Mass Explained
1011/13Eternal Destiny
1111/20The Kingdom of God
1212/4Mary, the Mother of God
151/8History of the Church
161/15Catholic Buffet
171/22Christian Morality: The Ten Commandments
181/29Christian Morality: The Seven Virtues and the Beatitudes
192/5Four Marks of the Church
192/5Introduction to the Sacraments
202/12Sacraments of Initiation
212/19Sacraments of Healing
222/26Sacrament of Holy Orders
222/26Sacrament of Marriage
233/5The Eucharist (Part 1)

Questions?  Comments?

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