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


For more information please contact the Parish Office 908 756-3383.