Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

St. Benedict offers a period in which you can come together to learn more about our faith through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.

The Rite of Christian Initiation for adults (RCIA) is a religious education process for individuals 17 years of age and older that have not yet received any of the initiation sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, and/or First Eucharist.  This process is also for adults from other faiths that are looking to become members of the Catholic Church Community
(those who have been baptized Catholic but have not received formal Catholic formation are also welcomed to be part of this process.

The RCIA is for:

  • Unbaptized adults and young persons who have reached the age of
    reason and wish to become Catholics.
  • Adults baptized in another Christian tradition who are seeking
    full communion with the Roman Catholic Church and seek the Sacraments of
    Confirmation and Eucharist.
  • Baptized Adults who were baptized as infants in the Catholic
    Church and now seek the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.

The RCIA is a journey that takes us through what we believe as Catholics, how we celebrate those beliefs, and how we live our life to bring us closer to God.

The Catholic faith is shared in a weekly meeting through dialogue among participants, lay people, and clergy:

  • Parish Hall
    • Tuesdays 8:00pm – 9:30pm

If you are interested in becoming a Catholic or were you baptized Catholic as a child but have not yet celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and/or Eucharist.

Please for more information contact:   Deacon Emilio Blanco at 305-558-2150