Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a ritual text, prepared and issued by decree of the Roman Catholic Church.  It prescribes the preparation and formation of all those who wish to become fully initiated members of the Catholic Faith Family.

The R.C.I.A. is primarily a journey of faith:  from the awareness of stirring of faith within one’s heart to a life of faith, love and justice lived in communion with Catholics throughout the world.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is addressed to the following groups:

  1. Unbaptized Adults
  2. Unbaptized Children of Catechetical age (8 years old)
  3. Baptized but uncatechized* Adults and Children of Catechetical age (Catholic or Non Catholic) preparing for Confirmation and Eucharist
  4. Baptized Christian Candidates for Reception in Full Communion of the Catholic Church.

*uncatechized – no education/teaching of the Good New of Jesus Christ

Here at St. Joseph we offer this process year round.  We gather every Sunday morning after the 9:00 am Mass for about an hour.   You can  call the office for more information.  We eagerly await your call to “Come and See” how a life of faith can help you in your daily living experiences.

For more information please contact: Chuck Kinney or leave a message at the Parish Office 908 756-3383.