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Are you someone, or do you know someone who...
…¨ Has ever expressed an interest in knowing more about the Catholic Church?
…¨ Have you previously expressed an interest in becoming a Catholic?                                   
...¨ Were you or anyone you know baptized Catholic as a child, but have not celebrated the Sacraments of …Confirmation and Eucharist?


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process developed by the Catholic Church for prospective converts to Catholicism who are above the age of infant baptism. We invite you to begin your journey by sharing your faith story in a warm, accepting setting as you explore the teachings of the Catholic Church.  You are welcome to inquire and/or join in the RCIA process at any time. 



RCIA Syllabus


Note:  Inquirers are asked to attend the Wednesday, 6:30 pm Masses.  Following the Liturgy participants are sent forth with the RCIA facilitator to begin their studies at 7:00 pm.  Meetings usually end at about 8:00 pm.  RCIA sessions will continue in this manner throughout the inquirer's faith journey.  A schedule of sessions and important special celebrations will be provided at the initial session.

For additional information, please contact Deacon Bill Swanson, at the Parish Office at (360)-385-3700 or at bswanson@stmaryss.com.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and (RCIA)