Adults wishing to enter the Catholic Church generally do so via a process known as the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). This consists of a time of formation in the faith (via weekly study meetings), and features several ritual steps along the way. The process culminates with the great Easter Vigil, at which the candidates receive the sacraments of Christian Initiation. After this celebration the candidates are full members of the Catholic Church, though ongoing formation for the newly initiated is strongly encouraged. In our parish the RCIA program begins in August and runs through to the following Easter. For more information, please contact Deacon Patrick Moore via the parish office.