RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a process offered to adults who wish to discern their call to full membership in the Catholic Church. Saint Dennis Parish offers a year round RCIA process leading to full membership in the Catholic Church.

RCIA is for those: who have never been baptized who have been baptized in another faith tradition who have been baptized Catholic but have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.

The RCIA Process

Inquiry “Come and See” sessions…bring questions you have about the faith. Discuss them together with other Inquirers and a team of Catholics who will share their faith with you. Catechumenate During this time you will study and explore the essentials of the Catholic faith; deepen your personal prayer and faith in Jesus Christ; explore community and Christian service offered within the Catholic Church. Election and Enrollment of Names On the FirstSunday of Lent, catechumens and candidates are sent forth from the parish to be welcomed by the Bishop who acknowledges their readiness for the sacraments to be received at the Easter Vigil. To inquire about RCIA, contact Sister Mary Therese Dolan.