Adult Initiation (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the doorway through which adults seek initiation into the Catholic Church through the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and eucharist. The RCIA involves a process of study and conversation; regular involvement in parish worship; and developing fruitful relationships with other Catholics who can serve as mentors.

In general, the sacraments of initiation for adults are celebrated each spring at the Easter Vigil (the night before Easter Sunday), although there are special situations when they can be celebrated at other times.

We invite any adults who are interested in joining our church to inquire at any time about what might be involved for you. We do not have a single program or length of preparation time that is right for everyone who comes forward, since we welcome people with a wide variety of backgrounds and levels of preparation. Please contact Nanci Bachman  ( at any time throughout the year if you want to have a conversation about your interest.