WHAT IS RCIA?
RCIA is the process through which individuals become Catholic. It includes a thorough education on the teachings of the Church, involves an integration into the community of faith, and culminates with the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. It constitutes the beginning steps of a lifelong relationship with the Church.
Every year on Holy Saturday during the Easter Vigil, Nativity—along with the universal Church—welcomes new Catholics through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist. Individuals seeking to become Catholic prepare for this night by participating in our RCIA program.
On Easter Sunday, those members of our community who are already baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, but who have not yet become Catholic are “fully initiated” into the Church through Confirmation and First Eucharist. These individuals also take part in our RCIA program in preparation for their full initiation.
If you are not Catholic, but would like to learn more about what it means to be Catholic, or if you are Catholic and would simply like to learn more about your faith, we invite you to participate in our RCIA program here at Nativity: