Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)

Are you Interested in exploring becoming Catholic?
Or in completing your Sacraments of Initiation?

The Church offers a way for you to get your initial questions answered as part of the process of the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA).  This inquiry period is the first part of the formal process to fully initiate persons into the faith that has existed since the earliest Christian times.  Updated over the centuries, the RCIA process initiates candidates into the beauty and mystery of the faith through presentations, discussions, and prayer using multi-media as well as small group engagement.  Sessions focus on Scripture study, prayer, the teachings of the Church, and fostering a personal relationship with Christ and His Body through the community of the Church.

RCIA is for:

  • Adults who were never baptized
  • Adults baptized in another Christian tradition who wish to become Catholic

Each candidate is paired with a sponsor who walks the faith journey with them as a companion. Sessions are held weekly, usually beginning in September and unfold gradually through a series of liturgical rituals leading to the Sacraments of Initiation during the Easter Vigil.  The process concludes with the Feast of Pentecost.

Complete the RCIA Adult Inquirer Form
Complete the RCIA Team Interest Form

For more information:
Alix Shattuck, Coordinator of Adult Education – 770-394-3896 ext.237
Martha Robert, Director of Religious Education – 770-394-3896 ext. 525

Baptized Catholics who wish to complete the Sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation should contact us to determine if RCIA is appropriate or if another course of study is recommended.