Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the present day program that teaches adults the Catholic Christian way of life – our beliefs, doctrines, liturgy and our faith.

The R.C.I.A. program covers the four stages of the Rite in a gentle and informal environment, combining discussion with reading and prayer.  Participation in various Masses and rituals throughout the program culminates with the administration of the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion) at the glorious Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday.

The program is for:

  • Unbaptized adults seeking a deeper relationship with God
  • Baptized Catholics who want to complete the Sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion
  • Non-practicing Catholics wishing to return to the Church

To learn more, contact:
Deacon Ed Guster
Nativity B.V.M. – St. Stanislaus B&M Parish Rectory
(718) 845-3691, extension 12