The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is designed for adults who wish to enter the Catholic Church for the first time or who need to complete the sacrament of confirmation. It is also a great way to refresh and boost your faith -- no matter how long you have been Catholic! You may also want to serve as a sponsor to one of our incoming Catholics.
At St. Brendan, RCIA begins each year with inquiry meetings in the summer. These meetings are devoted to answering questions about all things Catholic and the RCIA process itself. In the fall through the spring, we offer weekly sessions on Sunday mornings to provide instruction about the Catholic faith. These sessions teach the essentials of the Catholic faith and its practice; help members find answers to their faith questions; and build community through prayer, Bible study, worship, fellowship, and service.
At the Easter Vigil Mass each year, those who have continued the process faithfully enter the Church and receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation) that they have not yet received. We hope you can join us this year and deepen your faith and knowledge of the Catholic Church.
If you have more questions about RCIA, view Questions & Answers about RCIA from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
2023 RCIA Schedule
- Sunday, August 20 at 9:15AM
- Sunday, August 27 at 9:15AM
- Sundays 8:30-10:45 am
- Beginning September 10
- Conintues throug the Easter Vigil plus an additional 4 sessions after Easter.
To participate in St. Brendan's RCIA program, email or call our Director of Adult Faith Formation Don Conklin, at 770-205-7969 ext. 48.