Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Do you, or someone you know, wish to become Catholic? Are you a baptized Catholic but have never been confirmed or received First Eucharist? Are you curious about some aspects of our faith or our tradition? …then RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) might be for you!

What is RCIA?

The process of joining the Roman Catholic Church is known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Each year, adults seeking to join the Roman Catholic Church receive weekly support, encouragement, and assistance from the RCIA team members and the parish community.

How do I get started?

If you are interested in becoming a Catholic, seeking Confirmation, or just want to find out more about your faith this class is for you.

This class is Scripture based, so if you are just interested in learning more about the Bible, please feel free to join us.

Please call the Rectory to request a registration form.

Is RCIA Right For Me?

The RCIA process is designed for adults who are unbaptized or those who were baptized as infants but had little experience with regular church attendance. Individuals baptized in another Christian tradition who have little experience with the Roman Catholic tradition often find this process to be helpful in their discernment of becoming Roman Catholic. If you are an adult who was baptized and active in another Christian tradition and have more than a year of experience within the Roman Catholic tradition, you may want to explore alternatives to this program with our RCIA Directors.

For more information, or to discuss your personal situation, please contact our RCIA Directors Deacon Peter and Ellen Batty (English) and Ascelia Plans (Spanish) through the Rectory Office at (305) 294 1018

RCIA 2021-2022 Schedule

Monday Evening 6:00-7:00pm

October 4 – Class Introductions & Key Terminology

October 11 – Profession of Faith (Creed) 1 of 4

October 18 – Profession of Faith (Creed) 2 of 4

October 25 – Profession of Faith (Creed) 3 of 4

November 1 – Profession of Faith (Creed) 4 of 4

November 8 – Old & New Testament 1 of 4

November 15 – Sacred Liturgy 1 of 3

November 29 – Old & New Testament 2 of 4

December 6 – Old & New Testament 3 of 4

December 13 – Old & New Testament 4 of 4

January 3 – Sacred Liturgy 2 of 3

January 10 – Catholic Morality 1 of 3

January 17 – Catholic Morality 2 of 3

January 24 – Catholic Morality 3 of 3

January 31 – Vocation, Role of Laity and Family Life

February 7 – Key Terminology Review

February 21 – Sacred Liturgy 3 of 3

February 28 – Sacramental Prep / Rehearsal / First Reconciliation