The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (often abbreviated RCIA) is the process through which interested adults and older children are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith and way of life. This process is also for those adults who have not yet made their Confirmation or First Communion
The RCIA is a communal process and involves a number of stages punctuated by liturgical rites to aid and assist the potential convert toward the final rite, usually at the Easter Vigil at which time they will become full members of the Roman Catholic Church. The entire process takes several months, (ideally a minimum of one complete liturgical year), but participants are generally invited to proceed at a pace which suits them individually. The Church prefers to call this the process and not a program.
This process usually begins at the end of September and concludes with the celebration of the Sacraments at the Easter Vigil in the following calendar year. The number of classes is normally three per month. You can also call Sr Marybeth at 773-581-2730 x 125 For more information please click on this line to send us your information.