(RCIA) Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults


Have you ever felt close to God? Or have you wondered if God even exists?  As Christians, we not only believe that God exists, but that he is truly with us in Jesus Christ.  Christians are in a real relationship with Jesus in and through the Catholic Church he founded.  In fact, Catholics know of no other way by which they can be close to God.

What is RCIA?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process for adults who, after hearing about Christ and his Church, freely seek God and choose to enter a way of faith towards Him.  It is a spiritual journey whereby participants become acquainted with the Christian way of life through encountering the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church, along with acquiring a sense in which Jesus Christ saves us from our sins.

RCIA involves encountering the Word of God, worshipping together, and serving others, all within the Church community.

In a nutshell, RCIA is a time of formation and guidance aimed at training the participants in the Christian life.

Please contact Brian Hanson at the parish office if you would like to inquire more about RCIA at bhanson@stjoanofarc.com or 602-867-9171 ext. 311.


¿Eres un adulto que necesita ser bautizado? ¿Anhelas recibir a Jesús en la Eucaristía y recibir el Espíritu Santo en la Confirmación? ¡RICA es para ti! Las clases de RICA o  Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos comienzan en septiembre para adultos de habla hispana.

Llame a Ivan Garcia al 602-867-9171 o visítelo en la oficina principal para obtener más información y para registrarse. Los esperamos!