The RCIA is the official Rite of the Roman Catholic Church whereby non-baptized adults, those baptized in another faith, and those not raised in the faith seek full membership into the Roman Catholic faith.
This is an eight-month religious formation program for adults who wish to join the Catholic Church. Participants examine their faith while learning about the Catholic tradition. Through weekly classes, the shared experience of weekly Mass, special liturgies and community service, candidates examine and deepen their faith lives, while learning about the Catholic tradition. RCIA begins each year in September and continues through Easter.
How You Can Get Involved
Each RCIA candidate walks in this journey of faith with a sponsor, an adult Catholic who agrees to participate in all of the RCIA activities with their candidate, especially the major events which take place in December, February and April. Serving as a sponsor is a wonderful way to refresh your knowledge of Catholic practices and traditions, while strengthening your relationship with God.
For more information about attending RCIA or participating as a sponsor, please contact Deacon Jim Brown – 330.770.8388 – or by email.
- Deacon Jim Brown
- Larry Blasko
- Pat Cuttica
- Dave Erra
- Sr. Rose Anne Hanlon HM
- Cindy Kravec
- Ron Puhalla