Are you seeking answers to questions about the Catholic faith?
Have you considered joining the Catholic Church?
Are you an adult wanting to be baptized?
Or are you a baptized Catholic and want to receive the sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation?
If so, we invite you to journey with us in RCIA.
Sign up here to get more information:
How do I get started?
Contact Bernadette Flowers, Associate Director of Adult Faith Formation at 404-267-3690 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: During the Coronavirus pandemic, we will not host information sessions on the Cathedral campus. Please schedule a Zoom session to discuss your path to becoming Catholic at https://cathedralctk.com/rciainterview.
Do I have to make a commitment to become Catholic before I begin the process?
You do not have to make a commitment to become Catholic prior to the start of the process. The RCIA journey begins with your desire to learn more about becoming Catholic. You will have a chance to have your questions answered and participate in the faith journey with others inquirers. You can find answers to the frequently asked questions here.
When does the process begin?
The next RCIA process begins on Saturday, September 12, 2020 with our Opening Retreat and Rite of Acceptance and Welcome, and continues to meet on Sunday mornings from 9:30 am to 11:15 am via Zoom. The Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist are celebrated at the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Please note: During the Coronavirus pandemic, sessions may be held via Zoom.
What if I’m already a baptized Christian?
We also have a summer RCIA series that meets on Sundays at 9:30 am – 11:15 am for adults who have been baptized in another faith tradition, are very familiar with Christianity, have been attending Mass for at least a year and desire to come into full communion with the Catholic Church. The summer class begins with our Opening Retreat on Saturday, April 17, 2021, and ends with the Rite of Reception on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the 6:00 pm Mass.
What if I have already been baptized as a Catholic and received my First Communion?
Adults who have for those adults who have been (1) baptized Catholic, (2) have received First Communion in the Catholic Church, (3) are in a regular marriage and are seeking Confirmation are welcome to attend our Winter Confirmation series beginning Sunday, January 10, 2021 with our Opening Retreat, 4 weekly Zoom sessions on Wednesdays from January 20th through February 10th, the Closing Confirmation Retreat on Sunday, February 7, 2021, and ends with the Rite of Confirmation on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at the 6:00 pm Vigil Mass.
Spring Confirmation series beginning Saturday, April 24, 2021 with our Opening Retreat, 4 weekly Zoom sessions on Wednesdays from April 28th through May 19th, the Closing Confirmation Retreat on Saturday, May 22, 2021, and ends with the Rite of Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the 6:00 pm Vigil Mass.
What is the RCIA Process?
Throughout the history of Christianity, people of all faiths have found their way to the Catholic Church. While each person’s journey is as unique as the individual themselves, all are drawn to the one God and for the same purpose – to know Him, to love Him and to serve Him. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults offers a program of faith formation, discipleship and fellowship for adults 18 years and older that will prepare them for full initiation/communion into the Catholic Church at Easter. Here’s an outline of the process.
What are the next steps?
Attend an Inquiry Information Session or make an appointment to speak with Bernadette Flowers, Associate Director of Adult Faith Formation.You can make an appointment here. Please complete the RCIA Information Form beforehand and gather your Baptismal and First Communion Certificates where applicable.
We look forward to meeting you!