RCIA: Adults    


Faith development is a life long journey.  Holy Spirit Adult Faith Formation is offered in a variety of venues.  If you're interested in learning more about Jesus or becoming part of His church check out our adult programs offered through RCIA and Alpha.

If you're already a practicing Catholic and have received all of your sacraments in the church look for faith enrichment programs in our Sunday Bulletin, on our homepage and/or under the Resources tab.  We have Bible study, Spiritual Book Club, Prayer Groups, Service Ministries, and a number of devotional groups.

Adult Faith Formation – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

  • Classes are held Tuesdays 7:30 – 9:00 pm.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the Adult Faith formation process, which enables seekers to become Catholics or Baptized Catholics to complete the sacraments of initiation. The three sacraments of initiation are Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. The RCIA process begins with a Period of Inquiry leading to full Initiation at the Easter Vigil.

The four main periods of the initiation process are:

  • Precatechumenate (Inquiry):
  • Catechumenate:
  • Purification and Enlightenment:
  • Mystagogy:

Who RCIA is for:

  1. Persons in need of baptism.
  2. Persons baptized in another Christian tradition who desire to become Catholic.
  3. Persons baptized Catholic in need of First Communion and Confirmation.

Which class is right for you:

Adults who are inquiring about being Catholic may choose to enroll in our

  • RCIA Full Program – For those who are unbaptized and/or whose  Baptism is their only sacrament
  • Adult Confirmation Only  – For those who seek the Sacrament of Confirmation only (have already been baptized and received First Communion)

Adult Confirmation

Now Offering an adult Confirmation program that will meet  Tuesday nights from 7-9 p.m.

  • Adult Confirmation is for those catechized Catholics who have already received the Sacraments of Baptism and First Communion
  • Schedule TBD
  • The Confirmation date and will be held at the Christ the Light Cathedral in Oakland. Date tbd.
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