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RCIA (English program)



RCIA is more than a program of instruction. It is a process of conversion, directed toward leading participants to a mature faith and a strong life as a Catholic Christian. Through classes founded on Scripture and liturgical ceremonies, called Rites, they are introduced to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. They experience his love and come to know his teachings handed on through the Catholic Church. They are supported by caring guides in discerning God’s path for them in their life-long faith journey beyond this process of Initiation.


Who is the process for?


  • People who are not baptized seeking to enter the Catholic Church.
  • Those baptized in other Christian denominations seeking full communion with the Catholic Church.
  • Baptized Catholics who have not completed Sacramental Initiation; that is, those who have not received the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist or Confirmation.
  • Those who are in full communion with the Catholic Church but want to have a deeper understanding of their faith.
  • Weekly sessions begin in September and continue to Pentecost.


RCIA Contact:


Elizabeth Torres               Pedro Cortez              Katherine Listi    

Director of Faith Formation           Volunteer Coordinator           Volunteer Coordinator

(214) 321-0454, ext. 2008              Spanish Program                   English Program

                                                        Ph: (214) 282-9554               Ph: (214) 557-7974