The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process for welcoming adult newcomers (inquirers) into the Roman Catholic Church. RCIA prepares the newcomers for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist by providing a personal journey that leads to a transformation of mind and spirit. Guided by the Gospel and by the examples set by the church members, newcomers find their place in the community of believers. It is a personal journey in which newcomers and team members reexamine and deepen their relationship with God.

RCIA- Inquiry Classes for Adults wanting to join the Catholic Church will start in the Fall. The first part of the RCIA process does not require any commitment, but is just a time, to come and learn what the Catholic Church is about and have your questions answered. If you have any questions contact the Newman Office at (585) 275-8515.