The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process of education and conversion for those who are interested in being received into the Roman Catholic Church. This process is geared toward those who are:
- not baptized,
- baptized in another religion,
- baptized Catholics but have not been fully initiated
The RCIA process is an opportunity to grow in greater understanding and appreciation for how God is known through Scripture, prayer, the Church, lifestyle, liturgy, and sacraments. For those wishing full membership in the Catholic Church, the process culminates in the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation, often at the Easter Vigil.