Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The Journey to Becoming Catholic

RCIA registration form

The journey to becoming Catholic is a process known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or RCIA. The process is designed for unbaptized adults or those baptized in another faith tradition, who are interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith. It is also a path for adult Catholics who wish to celebrate Confirmation.

Carmel Mission sessions meet, on Sundays, weekly from mid-September into Eastertide. The sessions are held in MacMahon Center from 12:00pm – 1:30 pm. The sessions provide an opportunity for individuals to bring their life experiences and values into dialogue with the beliefs and teachings of the Catholic Church. There is time for questions, sharing life experiences, exploring faith issues within a Catholic perspective, and weekly Catholic teachings provided by the RCIA team.

Those who participate in the RCIA will never be pressured to join the Catholic Church. Those who feel called by the Lord to become Catholic are received into the Church when they are deemed ready, usually at the Easter Vigil.

For more information or to register, contact faithformation@carmelmission.org

Contact Rosellen Sanna, Coordinator Faith Formation:
faithformation@carmelmission.org or (831) 224-0621

RCIA registration form