RCIA- Adults

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Deacon Derek Turrietta

We meet on Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM,  from September to May. The RCIA is not only for those who would like to become a member of the Catholic faith, but also for Catholics who would like to learn more about the faith. Team members provide hospitality. Childcare is provided.

“Go out into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15) 

The first four sessions of RCIA are devoted to ‘Inquiry’ where we explore what we think about God, how God has been part of our lives, or has not, and what we hope to learn about God. RCIA is always a time of deep personal growth that moves to excitement as each person, candidate or presenter, grows closer to the Source of Goodness, Strength, and Joy. 

What is RCIA? 

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process for individuals to become Catholic and receive the sacraments of initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist. This initiation process also involves the parish community experiencing a renewal in faith as it prepares and welcomes new members into the Church. The Rite speaks of conversion as a “spiritual journey.” Centered on fostering a deep relationship with Jesus and the Church he founded, this journey takes place through distinct stages over a period of time suitable to bring about a thorough catechesis, significant experience of the parish community, and commitment to the liturgical and moral life of the Catholic faithful. 

How does our parish attract inquirers each year who consider becoming Catholic? 

The short answer is you! When any parish has many inquirers year after year, it is the fruit of the Holy Spirit as parish members open their hearts to welcome others. Members of a welcoming and evangelizing community take seriously their call to share the Divine message of salvation. It happens in parish families, in the workplace, in gatherings with friends and neighbors, and in daily contacts. Give thanks to God as he continuously strengthens each of us who seek to do his will in offering a gentle, humble, and clear welcome to the Catholic faith. 

Who is RCIA for? 

  1. Persons in need of Baptism. 
  2. Persons baptized in another Christian tradition who desire to become Catholic. 
  3. Persons baptized Catholic in need of First Communion and/or Confirmation. 

We invite you to bring your family and friends, who are interested in learning about our faith, who want to enter into the Catholic faith or who just want the opportunity to see what the program has to offer. We hope to see you there! Please contact Deacon Derek Turrietta, dturrietta@blessed-sacrament.com for any additional information or to register for the sessions.


Do you know someone who…

Is an unbaptized adult who wants to join the Catholic Church? Or is a baptized non-Catholic who wants to be a Catholic? Or is a baptized adult Catholic who has not received Communion or Confirmation? A spouse? Son or daughter? Son-in-law or daughter-in-law? A friend, neighbor, yourself? 

Discover RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults), a process whereby adults become members of the Catholic faith. Please register now by contacting Deacon Derek Turrietta, dturrietta@blessed-sacrament.com