Basilica of Saint John the Baptist

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A)


Each year on Holy Saturday during the Easter Vigil,  thousands of men and women are received into the Catholic Church in the United States. Parishes welcome these new members through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and at a liturgy bringing men and women into full communion with the Catholic Church.


RCIA  is for adults who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. 


The teaching sessions for RCIA are held on Wednesday evenings, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM weekly from mid- September until Easter.