Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

  1. Are you a Catholic who has not received Eucharist and/or celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation?
  2. Are you a non-Catholic wishing to know about the Catholic faith?
  3. Do you know anyone who fits these descriptions? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions...we invite you seek full initiation in the Catholic Church.

Click here to watch the inspiring testimony of two people who have joined the Catholic Church!

The RCIA is the process by which adults interested in full initiation into the Catholic Church have the opportunity to inquire into its teachings and to reflect on their readiness for entry into the Catholic faith community. This program is for people who have not been baptized, people who have been baptized in other faith traditions and for baptized Catholics who never completed the other sacraments of initiation. 

After an initial inquiry period, candidates join sponsors in deeper exploration of the Catholic faith through reflection on the Sunday readings.  In addition there are bi-weekly meetings and retreats throughout the year. The process culminates in the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, & Eucharist) at the Easter Vigil, where the candidates are welcomed into full membership in the Catholic Church.  Inquiry sessions are year round. 

For further information, contact the Emmaus II office at 495-1886 x411 or Barbara Wiley at 499-4340 or btwiley@hotmail.com.

Adult Confirmation

Adult Catholics, who have been active in their faith but for any reason have not been confirmed, are welcome to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at Easter with the community after a period of preparation. The candidate joins with a sponsor and participates in bi-weekly meetings and retreats.

For further information, contact the Emmaus II office at 495-1886 x411 or Barbara Wiley at 499-4340 or btwiley@hotmail.com.