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Becoming A Fully Initiated Catholic

Becoming A Fully Initiated Catholic - RCIA

  • Do you know someone who has thought about becoming Catholic or, for whatever reason, has been baptized but has not been confirmed or received Holy Communion?
  • What does it mean to become fully initiated into the Roman Catholic Church?
  • Do you or someone you know have questions about the sacraments and what it means to be a Catholic?

Please consider RCIA.

The Catholic Church has a process for adults to discern whether God is inviting them to learn more about our faith and, perhaps, to become Catholic. This process is also a pathway to complete the Sacraments of Initiation for those already Baptized (Confirmation, Eucharist). This process is called RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).

The RCIA process provides guided weekly sessions on the fundamental beliefs of our faith including an understanding of the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist (Mass). In addition, the process emphasizes prayer, discernment and spiritual formation as each candidate responds to the call to become a follower of Jesus through the Catholic Church.

Participants include candidates from St. Matthias and St. Charles parishes along with their sponsors and team members. 

RCIA sessions will be held on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 AM. in the St. Matthias rectory, beginning September 15.

Parishioners, who would like to participate as an RCIA team member and support our candidates, are welcome.

Deacon Rich and Deacon David will lead and facilitate RCIA sessions. If you have any questions, know of someone who would like to discuss joining RCIA, are considering being a team member, or would just like to experience the RCIA process, please contact Deacon Rich before or after Mass or email him at

Please pray that the Holy Spirit calls individuals to seek a deeper relationship with Almighty God through His Church.