Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)




What is RCIA?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process established for the universal Church for individuals to become Catholic and receive the sacraments of initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist.  This initiation process also involves a parish community experiencing a renewal in faith as it prepares and welcomes new members into the Church.  The Rite speaks of conversion as a “spiritual journey.”  Centered on fostering a deep relationship with Jesus and the Church he founded, this journey takes place through distinct stages over a period of time suitable to bring about a thorough catechesis, significant experience of the parish community, and commitment to the liturgical and moral life of the Catholic faithful. 

Who is RCIA for?

  • Adults in need of Baptism.
  • Adults baptized in another Christian tradition who desire to become Catholic.
  • Adults baptized Catholic in need of First Communion and/or Confirmation.

If you feel God calling you to have a deeper relationship with Him.  Please call the Parish Office at 410-398-1100  or send an email to [email protected] to register with the RCIA Team.