Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Interested in Becoming Catholic, or Growing in Your Catholic Faith?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program at Holy Name of Jesus is about people on a journey of faith—one that involves the whole Christian community. It's a program for adults seeking to develop or deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ, including:

  • Adults wishing to be baptized into the Catholic faith
  • Baptized Christian adults wishing to be received into the Catholic faith
  • Baptized Catholic adults wishing to receive the sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation
  • Baptized Catholic adults wishing to learn more about their Catholic faith

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.

Research shows that couples and families benefit from sharing a common belief and practicing their faith together, including going to Church and participating in religious activities. If you’ve ever considered joining the Catholic faith or learning more about our Catholic Church, now is the time.

RCIA sessions will begin this October and will continue on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. until a few weeks after Easter in April. If you are interested in joining the process or would like more information, please contact Lauri Becker at 763-745-3495 or via email at lbecker@hnoj.org.