The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process through which interested adults are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic Church.  The RCIA is a communal process and involves a number of stages punctuated by liturgical rites to aid and assist the participants toward the final rite, usually at the Easter Vigil, at which time they will become full members of the Roman Catholic Church. The entire process takes nearly a year, but participants are generally invited to proceed at a pace that suits them.

Though one can join the process at any time, the sessions begin in September each year and proceed through the spring.  There is no cost and no obligation to continue once the process has begun.  

For more information contact: Michelle Tomshack, Director of Evangelization, at either mtomshack@bedeva.org or 603-6989 ext 2309.

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