Becoming Catholic

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

In order to help those interested in the Catholic faith find answers and discern whether they are ready to become Catholic, the Church has designed a helpful process called RCIA. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a journey by which adults learn and experience the Catholic faith. At the end of the journey, if the participant is willing, he or she is received into full communion with the Catholic Church. It is a process by which an individual receives one or more of the three sacraments of Christian initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and the Holy Eucharist). It empowers him or her to carry out the mission of the entire people of God in the Church and the world.

The RCIA journey is designed for all people looking for answers about the Catholic faith. Whether you are a not baptized, baptized Christians of another denomination, or baptized Catholic who never received Confirmation or First Eucharist, we welcome you. Classes currently run from the Fall through Easter. When a candidate is ready, they are received into the Church during a special ceremony at the Easter Vigil.

Our hope in RCIA is that anyone would have the opportunity to further explore the Catholic faith and use the class to help discern if he or she is being called to join our Catholic family.

Please contact Fr. Kurgan at syrkurgan@yahoo.com if your are interested in learning more about our RCIA journey.