Becoming Catholic

The Grotto on a Fall Evening

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) describes a process in which people 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 (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.


If you have been baptized into any Christian tradition and would like to be confirmed in the Catholic faith, please complete and return an application to the Office of Mission and Ministry as soon as possible.

The Confirmation process includes individual and group meetings culminating in the rite of Confirmation.

Contact the Office of Mission and Ministry

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MSC 2473
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258
(509) 313-4242