Joining the Catholic Faith (RCIA)
The process for entering the Catholic Church is known as the Rite of Christian Initiation
of Adults (RCIA). Through study, prayer, and participation in the Mass, participants
undergo a process of conversion where they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus
Christ and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments of baptism, Holy Eucharist,
The length of time it takes for one to be initiated into the Catholic faith varies.
Each person’s journey to faith is unique and the duration in formation depends on
the grace of God.
RCIA at St. James
If you are interested in becoming Catholic, want to learn more about the Catholic
faith, or would like to sponsor someone on their journey to become Catholic, RCIA
is for you. It doesn’t matter how much or how little faith formation you’ve had
in your life. All are welcomed!
A new program begins in late August and continues until 6 weeks after the following
Easter. Those joining the Catholic faith are brought into the Church at the Easter
We meet on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 pm in the Religious Education Building.
If you are interested in RCIA, please contact Barbara Nichols at 770-957-5441, extension 103 or
email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Already baptized in the Catholic Faith?
If you are an adult and have already been baptized in the Catholic faith, but have
yet to receive the sacraments of Holy Eucharist and/or confirmation, please contact
the Parish Office to find out how best to complete your initiation into the Catholic