The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is for people considering joining the Catholic Church. We also welcome baptized Catholics who want to complete their initiation through the reception of the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
The RCIA process begins in early September with weekly sessions on various aspects of Scripture and Church teaching. Spring sessions focus on deepening our relationship with Jesus Christ as He is revealed in Scripture and the sacraments. Every session includes time for discussion; questions are encouraged. During the SIU Fall Semester RCIA is combined with Café Christos, our free coffee bar, beginning at 6:30pm on Mondays. Everyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith is welcome to attend. It is still possible to join even after RCIA is underway for the year.
Contact Dawn O’Leary for further information.