Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which adults wishing to become Roman Catholics (or adult Roman Catholics wishing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation) are gradually introduced to the Catholic faith and way of life. RCIA preparation usually begins in late September (with weekly classes through until Easter) and involves a number of stages punctuated by liturgical rites to prepare the candidates for the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil. Notification of registration for the RCIA is published annually in the newsletter, usually from July onwards.