Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

The following is excerpted from the Diocese of Green Bay website:

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): The norms and rituals of the Catholic Church for people who wish to join the Church. Part of the rite is intended for baptized Christians who wish to become Catholics; part is for unbaptized persons who are preparing for baptism into the church. The term is used in a general sense to refer to the process of entering the Catholic Church.

How do I know if the RCIA process is for me?

The RCIA process is designed for three groups of people:

  • those who were never baptized
  • those who were baptized in another Christian tradition (Lutheran, Methodist, Baptist, and so on) who now wish to be Catholic by entering into full communion with the Catholic Church
  • those who were baptized Catholic but never received any education or any of the other initiation sacraments such as first communion and confirmation.
Contact the St. Mary/St. John parish office for informaion about current RCIA programs: 725-7714.

Pictured below are our Catechumen and Candidates with Bishop Ricken on March 5 at the Rite of Election!
As well as them receiving the Sacraments at Easter Vigil on April 15.
Please keep these people in your prayers as they start their new journey as members of our Catholic Faith!