Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The RCIA describes a process in which men and women are guided and cared for as they awaken in faith and are gradually initiated into the Roman Catholic community.
The RCIA process is a series of carefully planned stages, marked by liturgical rites in the presence of the whole community, in which new Catholics embark on and join us in a continuing and deepening conversion into faith and discipleship. The RCIA takes the distinctive history and spiritual needs of each person into account.
If you are interested in becoming Roman Catholic or learning more about the Catholic Faith, please fill out an application as soon as possible for Gonzaga's six-month RCIA program (from October to Easter) to prepare for the reception of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Anyone who would like to refresh their knowledge or learn more about the faith is also welcome.
For more information, or for any questions or concerns, please contact Fr. Alan Yost, S.J., at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-313-4246.