Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel guides people on a journey of faith—one that involves our whole community. It's a program for those seeking to develop or deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
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 process is divided into four phases to help the seeker, candidate or catechumen in their Christian formation. Presentations focus on the Catholic Church's teaching regarding: sacraments, liturgy, social justice, conscience formation and morality, Mary, the saints, sacred scripture, prayer and much more.
If you’ve ever considered joining the Catholic faith or learning more about our Catholic Church, now is the time. We welcome you to email for more information.