The Catechumenate Process
The Church rejoices when one acknowledges the nudgings of the Holy Spirit to consider becoming Catholic!
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process of discerning and ritualizing stages of gradual conversion to the Catholic faith. The process is about a relationship over time with both God and the Catholic community.
The process has no time frame. Conversion occurs on God's time - not our time. Each parish coordinates a process for inquirers depending upon need. Click here to learn more. To find a parish nearby or to find out more about the process, please contact the Department of Sacramental & Family Life or call 716-847-2207.