The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a program for people interested in the Catholic faith, whether they are non-Catholics thinking about becoming Catholic, or Catholics who wish to learn more and/or embrace the Catholic faith. The program starts with a period of instruction and progresses into a more in-depth experience of Catholicism and then invites participants into a process of initiation. Often this includes the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism (for those not yet baptized, or baptized in another denomination), Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist.
Who comes to RCIA? Any adult, 18 years or older, who is interested in preparing for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, or Holy Communion.
When does RCIA begin? At any time during the year. A personal interview will be setup and you may begin attending sessions after that.
How long does RCIA last? That depends on each person's unique religious background and previous experience.
RCIA sessions are held on alternate Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30PM in the St. Cyril School Faculty lounge at 4548 Haskell Ave, Encino, CA 91436