What is the RCIA?

The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), is the process of initiation into the Catholic Community of Faith for persons  seeking either Christian baptism in the Catholic Church or full Communion with the Catholic tradition of Eucharist and Confirmation.

It is a process which enables the study of the Gospels, Catholic Christian teaching, the acceptance of Christian values and morality, the development and deepening of a life of prayer and action with the support and involvement of the local Christian community. 

Who is RCIA for?

  • Non-Catholics who want to find out more about the Catholic Faith
  • Those who want to join the Catholic Church through Baptism, or Confirmation
  • Those who were baptized Catholic as infants but never received religious education, Confirmation, or First Eucharist.

This semester RCIA will meet every Tuesday at 6:15pm starting Sept 19, 2023. Dinner included! 

We would love to help you navigate this journey and would be happy to answer any questions! If you think RCIA sounds like a good fit for you, do join us! You can contact Deacon Craig deaconcraig@universitycatholic.org for any questions. 

In 2023 four of our students were baptized and four others confirmed into the Catholic Church!