RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

  • The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process through which adults learn about the teachings of Jesus as the Catholic Church has handed them on and put these teachings into practice by living as part of the Catholic community, serving others, and praying.

    RCIA addresses the spiritual needs of the following persons:

    • Those who have never been baptized in any Christian faith tradition; referred to as catechumen in the process.
    • Those who were baptized in another Christian faith tradition; referred to as candidates in the process.
    • Those baptized Catholics seeking reception of the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist; referred to as candidates in the process


    If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, please contact Father Shawn Allen at the rectory (781-665-0152). S