The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is for adults who are considering entering into the life of the Catholic community. There is also a process for children who have reached the age of reason (age seven), which is called The Rite of Initiation for Children (RCIC). Living as a member of the Catholic community is a life-long commitment. We respect the dignity of each person and welcome all who wish to inquire into God calling you to the faith. We welcome you to come and inquire how one enters into the Catholic faith, or to learn more about the process. There are many reasons to enter the RCIA program…

  • If you have not been baptized and want to be baptized in the Catholic Church.
  • If you have been baptized in another Christian denomination and now want to enter into the Catholic faith.
  • If you have been baptized Catholic, or may not have made your First Holy Communion or received Confirmation or have not been properly catechized and now want to fully participate in the faith.
  • If you want to revitalize your faith.


RCIA is a journey and we are her to help you discern your calling into RCIA.


For more information, please contact the Director of Faith Formation 

Cary W Dabney, MDiv

412-831-4415, Ext. 6

[email protected]