Becoming Catholic / Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
To give life and action to Jesus' statement that “This is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ” (John 17:3): To give life and action to Jesus' statement that “This is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ” (John 17:3)
RCIA includes several stages marked by study, prayer and rites at Mass. Participants undergo a process of conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. While intended for persons who have never been baptized or those baptized in a different faith tradition who wish to become Catholic, RCIA at St. Helen's also accepts baptized Catholic who need First Eucharist and/or Confirmation. Even those who have received all their sacraments but simply which to learn more about the faith are welcome to attend.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, St. Helen's RCIA will begin its meetings online, via ZOOM, the first week in October. Day and time will be determined after consultation with registering participants. A registration fee of $50 is required, but payments may be made over several weeks. Register, and you will be contacted. RCIA is for those wanting to explore becoming Catholic, for Catholics who need sacraments, and for anyone just wanting to understand the faith better.
If you are interested in receiving more information about RCIA in English, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGISTER TODAY by filling in the information below or you can download the PDF, print, fill it out, and drop it off inside of the office.
For RCIA in Spanish, please contact the parish office.
RCIA Forms / Formas Para RICA