Adult Faith Formation
OFFICE: (201) 836-8961

R.C.I.A. - Rite Of Christian Initiation Of Adults

This experience is a one-to-three year process of inviting, welcoming and catechizing prospective adult converts to the faith as they prepare for the Easter sacraments - Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. The progress of the candidates is celebrated by periodic public ritual celebrations at our Sunday liturgies. Each member of the parish family must be equally attentive to and involved in the whole conversion process, because the total parish is responsible for welcoming new members and showing them what it means to live the Roman Catholic Christian life.

Possible candidates for the R.C.I.A. process are:

  • Unbaptized adults who wish to learn more about the Catholic faith with the possibility of becoming Catholic.
  • Baptized Christians from other denominations who would like to learn more about and possibly enter the Catholic Church.
  • Baptized Roman Catholics who would like to renew their understanding of their Catholic faith to prepare for First Eucharist and /or Confirmation.

For more information about the R.C.I.A., which begins in September each year, please contact the Parish OFfice.