Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The RCIA, which stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process through which non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church. (It is also for those baptized in a different faith tradition who wish to become Catholic, or baptized Catholic, but never confirmed) It includes several stages marked by study, prayer and rites at Mass. Participants in the RCIA are known as catechumens. They undergo a process of conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Holy Eucharist. The RCIA process follows the ancient practice of the Church and was restored by the Second Vatican Council as the normal way adults prepare for baptism. To learn more about RCIA please contact our Parish Office at (802) 438-2490.

Local RCIA contacts:
Rutland – Immaculate Heart of Mary - Laurie Routhier at 802-775-0846
Rutland – Christ the King - Fr. Justin Baker at 802-773-6820

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