St. Joseph Catholic Church

RCIA Explained

RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process by which non-baptized individuals become Roman Catholics. The process at St. Joseph’s begins when you make contact with the Adult Sacramental Coordinator of your desire. We have a conversation with you about your faith journey and what brought you to this point where you wish to become Catholic. You are then assigned a mentor who will journey with you along the path to become Catholic.

If you have been baptized as a Catholic and are seeking to receive the additional Sacraments of Initiation (Eucharist and Confirmation) please contact us so we may help you complete your initiation journey.

Christians baptized in other faith traditions can be welcomed into the Church as they become ready to begin life as a Catholic. Adults and family members (over 7 years of age) are welcome to begin the process anytime. There is both personal and group instruction, as your needs dictate.

Those who are non-Christian will have instruction leading to their reception of the Sacraments of Initiation on Saturday evening before Easter when you would be welcomed into the Catholic Church as you are Baptized, Confirmed, and receive Eucharist for the first time.


Dc. David French at [email protected]
Adult Sacramental Coordinator
Or call us at St. Joseph’s 501-327-6568 x110