Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Saint Joseph Catholic Church | 1300 North Main Street - Bluffton, Indiana 46714 | (260) 824-1380   |  stjosephchurch@adamswells.com

What is RCIA?

  • stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
  • is the Catholic Church’s preferred method for welcoming new Catholics.
  • weaves instruction, prayer, community/family activities and rituals into one process.
  • provides on-going renewal that comes from grasping afresh the Church’s Apostolic Faith and Mission.

Important Information…

  • RCIA classes begin Thursday, September 7, 2017 through Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018.
  • Classes meet in the St. Joseph’s Conference Room on Thursday evenings 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • There is no fee for the RCIA program as class materials are provided.
  • Instructions focuses on the history and structure of the Church, Scripture, the Mass, the Sacraments, personal and group prayer and foundational theology of the Catholic Faith, as taught in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
  • Catholics desiring to learn more and to deepen their faith are always welcome to join.

So if you want to participate as a new candidate or to learn more about the Catholic Faith, contact the Parish Office- 824-1380 or Msgr. Pius N. Ilechukwu, Michelle Paxton, Jill Morrissey or Sandy Smythe.

“Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst’” (John 6:35)

“Be faithful in your attendance at the Catechesis… You are preparing yourself for a battle… Study what you are taught and hold onto it forever….”  (St Cyril of Jerusalem, Procatechesis, no.10).