Becoming Catholic RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process designed for those who are considering joining the Catholic Church by celebrating the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) at the Easter Vigil. The process welcomes adults who have never been baptized and those who have been baptized in another Christian tradition, as well as adult Catholics who wish to be confirmed.

The R.C.I.A. contains five main stages or phases:

  • The Period of Inquiry (Also known as the time of Evangelization or Pre-Catechumenate)
  • Catechumenate
  • Period of Purification and Enlightenment/Scrutinies
  • The Paschal Triduum with the Sacraments of Initiation
  • Mystagogical Catechesis

If you are 18 years and older and need the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation. Please call Fr Mike or Fr Dominic at the rectory, 773.561.2141 for information or to set up an appointment to discuss this process.