Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

The process for becoming Catholic as an adult is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or RCIA.

Each RCIA session begins in September and concludes the following Spring. 

Members of the RCIA class who successfully complete the program are fully received in to the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, which Is the Saturday evening preceding Easter Sunday.

Adults who have not yet received their Sacraments of First Communion and Reconciliation are also welcome to join the RCIA class in order to prepare for these Sacraments of Initiation.

RCIA is ideal for anyone who...

  • Is interested in becoming Catholic
  • Was never baptized
  • Was baptized in another Christian denomination
  • Has life questions
  • Is doubting the faith or searching for more
  • Wants to explore the Catholic Faith
  • Is looking for Community
  • Wants to grow closer to Jesus
  • Wants to belong to the Church Christ founded
  • Wants to receive the fullness of Christianity - the way Jesus intended!

Please prayerfully consider signing up. Those interested should contact the Parish office at 815-678-7421 or saintjosephchurch@gmail.com