RCIA: Becoming Catholic

Are you thinking about becoming Catholic?

Were you baptized Catholic but have not yet received First Communion and/or Confirmation?

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith?

Join us Mondays at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall to learn what being Catholic is all about!

What is RCIA?  RCIA is an acronym for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.  It is a journey of discovery for persons interested in learning more about the Catholic faith which provides the necessary formation for those who wish to become fully initiated members of the Catholic Church.  There is no commitment required, just a heart and mind open to knowing the Lord more fully.

Who is RCIA for?  RCIA is for those over the age of seven who are:

  • Unbaptized
  • Baptized in another Christian tradition who are now interested in becoming Catholic
  • Baptized Catholics who are not fully initiated (need First Communion or Confirmation)

How long is the process?  RCIA begins in September and ends in May.  Those who chose to become Catholic are brought into full communion with the Church at the Easter Vigil (the night before Easter).

To register, or for more information, contact Therese Ryan, Interim Director of Religious Education, online here or at 703-280-1122.

RCIA 2022

Religious Education Office Contact Information

Therese Ryan
Director of Religious Education, Interim