RCIA: The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

RCIA: The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

About Us

RCIA is a process for those who are searching and inquiring about the Catholic Faith, a faith journey to become members of the Catholic community. From September through the beginning of December meetings are held on a weeknight for one hour. From December through Easter, meetings are held on Sunday mornings with a formal dismissal during the 11:00AM Mass. From Easter through Pentecost follow up sessions are held. We welcome new team members to join us in this important ministry. We are also glad to receive referrals for entering the process.

Want to Become Catholic? Do you know someone who is interested in becoming Catholic?


What Does it Mean to be Catholic?

What Catholics believe, Meaning of the Mass, Catholic Interpretation of the Bible, Saints, Mary, Places in the Church, Who’s Who in the Church, Catholic prayers, Catholic Practices, Catholics and Church

How Do Catholics Practice their Faith?

Sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Marriage and Holy Orders, The People of God, Who Is Jesus, Early Church History, Christian Moral Living, Catholic Social Teaching

What Is the Meaning of Lent:

What is Lent, Saying Yes to Jesus, Nicene Creed, The Way of the Cross, Lord’s Prayer, Holy Week

What effect should the classes have?

Conversion: A Life Long Process, Laity: Called to Build God’s Kingdom, Your Special Gifts, Family Life, Prayer Life, Discernment, Holiness, Evangelization

Rites for the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) Process

Rite of Entrance at Holy Family 2nd Sunday of Advent

Rite of Sending ay Holy Family 1st and 2nd Sunday of Lent

Rite of Election and Rite of Full Communion at the Cathedral in Syracuse, 1st and 2nd Sunday of Lent

Reception of Sacraments at Holy Family at the Easter Vigil

Contact Information

For more information or to register please contact Toni Kimber 607-754-1266.