Do you have questions about the Catholic faith?
Are you wondering whether to join the church?
RCIA can help you decide!
What is RCIA?
The letters are an acronym for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. RCIA is a gradual process of conversion where people are welcomed into the Catholic Christian community and introduced to the Catholic way of life. It is a gentle program and no one is pressured to make a decision one way or the other.
For whom is RCIA?
Adults who have never been baptized in any Christian faith, adults who were baptized in another faith and are thinking about becoming Catholic, Catholics who were baptized, but never received the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation, and Catholics who wish to sponsor those attending RCIA classes. Ages from 7 years old and up can attend RCIA classes.
When and where does RCIA take place?
Inquiry takes place year-round. Weekly sessions are held on Wednesday evenings, our first one this year is September 7, in the Adult Enrichment room from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. There is no set time limit for individuals going through the RCIA process, but typically the sessions begin in late August and continue through the Easter season.
How do I get started?
The process begins with a call to Laura Noyes, RCIA Coordinator, (513) 845 - 4607 or Lynda Noel in the St. John the Baptist Office of Adult Ministry at (513) 367 - 9086 ext 216. We will meet for an initial interview to determine how best to serve your needs and answer any questions.