Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The RCIA is a process of welcoming those adults who are seeking to become members of the Catholic Church.

This process is for adults

  •  who have never been baptized
  •  who have been baptized in another Christian tradition
  • who are baptized Catholics not yet having received the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.


The RCIA is a journey of faith concerned with the total formation of those in the process through prayer, reflection, and study. The process facilitates a conversion experience for those involved and helps them deepen their relationship with the Lord through the Catholic Faith. It culminates in the celebration of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil.

For more information, contact Sister Helene at (718) 857-2903.