Adults interested in becoming Catholic participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).  Children over the age of 6 participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children, a special program beginning in September and concluding with baptism at the Easter Vigil.  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a shared journey of faith for adults who are considering Christianity, baptism and joining the Catholic Church. Through sharing, study and reflection, the RCIA brings adults together for community, prayer, ritual and celebration. RCIA is for:  (1) those who wish to learn about the Christian faith; (2) adults seeking baptism; (3) those interested in becoming Catholic Christians; (4) baptized Christians from other faith traditions who wish to learn more about the Catholic Church; (5) baptized Catholics who would like to prepare for Confirmation.

Contact:  Fr. Dave Zegar 503-281-4429 x 10 dzegar@archdped.org or Michael R. Prendergast, Director of Music and Liturgy, 503-281-4429 x 12 or mprendergast@archdpdx.org