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St. Catherine of Siena Parish
Farmingdale, New Jersey

RCIA at St. Catherines Church

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
You are about to Embark on an Incredible Journey - Our Doors are Open!

"You, eternal trinity, are a deep sea, the more I enter you, the more I discover,
and the more I discover, the more I seek you."

What is RCIA?

RCIA is a process for those who wish to become Catholic.

RCIA takes place within our parish community.

Anyone is welcome to join at any time.

Our gatherings are on the first and third Tuesdays of the month in Classroom 10 at 7:00 pm.

There is no official start. This is a process of formation on the teachings of the Catholic Church that culminates with the Sacraments of Initiation:

  • Baptism
  • Holy Communion
  • Confirmation

These sacraments are usually administered at the special Easter Vigil Mass.

How Long is the Process?

RCIA is open to candidates all year round.

Beginning and completing the RCIA process is strictly up to the individual.

Who Belongs in RCIA?

RCIA is a process for those who:

  • Want to learn more about the Catholic Church
  • Are un-baptized and want to become Catholic Christians through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist
  • Are baptized Christians (in another faith or the Catholic Church) who want full sacramental membership into the Roman Caholic Church through Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist
  • Attend the Catholic Church because of a loved one and are not sure if the Catholic Church is for them, but are willing to ask questions and learn more
  • Are drawn to the church and want to get to know God more intimately
  • God is calling and you are responding

How does RCIA Work?

Those who wish to become Catholic come together at all stages of their faith journey. As a team, we meet in a non-threatening, non-pressured envirionment. RCIA provides a forum for shared spiritual growth and exploration of Catholic traditions through scripture, sacraments, church teachings, and community outreach.

How do I Learn More?

Email us at RCIA@sienachurch.org, call the Parish Office at 732-938-5375, or drop in at one of the Tuesday evening sessions. Check the Church Calendar on the website for specific dates and times.


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Religious Education 732-938-6229 / Good Samaritan Hotline 732-938-3454

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