If you are interested in becoming Catholic — whether by Baptism (if you have never been baptized) or Profession of Faith (if you have been baptized in another religion) or if you would like to find out what the Catholic Church is all about — this program is for you.
Those who discern that they would like to become Catholic will receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist) at the Easter Vigil Mass. In addition to the weekly sessions, we celebrate the Rites and Blessings of the RCIA on several different Sundays throughout the year.
RCIA classes are held on Mondays beginning on September 11, 2017 and continuing through April. The classes are usually from 7:30pm until 9:00pm and they meet in Burke Hall.
If you would like more information, please complete the form below and return it to the rectory.
Books recommended to purchase for the RCIA class will be a Catholic Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
2 most popular options (there are others)
New American Bible (the translation you’ll hear at Mass) ISBN-13 978-0195298048
Revised Standard Version (NOT New Revised Standard Version) ISBN-13 978-0898708332
Any other NAB or RSV Bible will be fine as well.
Catechism of the Catholic Church ISBN-13: 978-0385479677
For more information, please contact the Director of Christian Initiation, Rev. Christopher P. Christensen, at 703-525-1300, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org