Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

RCIA is the Church’s way of forming new disciples of Jesus Christ. Through a gradual, complete, and comprehensive training in the Christian way of life, individuals come to know Jesus Christ through the Catholic Christian community and they learn to live as Jesus’ disciples. Participating in the RCIA is more than going to classes on Catholicism. It is undergoing a conversion to a new way of life in Christ. Although doctrinal instruction is a part of the formation process, the conversion process involves learning the Catholic Christian way of life from being in the midst of the parish community.

RCIA involves not just those wishing to convert to Catholicism, but the entire parish community. The process not only makes new disciples, but renews the faith of those already within the Church.

For more information about the RCIA process, please contact:

Fr. Kavanagh
frkavanagh@strichardstl.org
314-432-6224