What is RCIA?

The Rite of Christian Initiation or RCIA is a learning and loving process in which conversion of the heart brings you to Jesus Christ whom God has sent for the salvation of all.  

The rite of initiation is suited to a spiritual journey of adults and consists of four continuous periods.

The Rite of Christian Initiation is not merely a new way to prepare adults for baptism; baptism is only one step. The goal of the process is full communion with the Church which means ‘full, conscious, and active participation’ (#14 Sacrosanctum Concilium) in the Eucharist and the whole life of the Catholic faith community.