Joining the Catholic Church – RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process for those who are interested in…

  • Converting to the Catholic Church from another faith practice;
  • Being baptized into the Catholic Church;
  • Or for those who have been baptized Catholic, but have not received the Sacraments of First Eucharist and/or Confirmation.

RCIA is also available for those who are Catholic, but may have been away from the practice of their faith for a time and would like to understand it better.

First step:  Inquiry:  For those who are interested in RCIA – a time to gather information, ask questions and eventually, to make a commitment to going through the RCIA process.  An individual interview/meeting with parish RCIA Coordinator and/or pastor will take place some time prior to the start of the classes.

Classes at IHM take place between mid-October and Palm Sunday.   They are held in the parish office conference room on Sunday mornings between the Masses (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.), to allow participants the opportunity to attend either Mass.   Child Care may be provided, if necessary.

Those who participate in RCIA and are determined to be ready, are received into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil Mass.

For more information, contact Kathy Marshall, IHM RCIA Coordinator (kmarshall@ihmparish.org or 608-221-1521, ext. 308)