Becoming Catholic

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process for those who desire to become Catholic.

This communal process is for:

  • Adults who have never been baptized
  • Adults baptized in non-Catholic church but now desire to be Catholic
  • Adults who were baptized Catholic but who never received the Sacraments of Holy Communion or Confirmation.

Classes for Candidates and Sponsors usually begin in September, but please reach out any time of year.  We are always here to answer any questions that you may have and will work with your schedule as best we can. 

The first meeting is an introduction of the journey of becoming Catholic.  We have a great team of teachers who will be presenting on the teachings of the Catholic Church.  Participants will enter into full communion with the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil which will be celebrated on Holy Saturday evening. 

Each participant will have a sponsor who will support them on their faith journey.  The sponsor needs to be a fully initiated practicing Catholic.  If the candidate does not have someone to ask, we have parishioners who would be honored to serve as a sponsor.  

All this being said, everyone's situation is unique.  The RCIA Team is happy to meet with you and help you on your journey toward God and His Church and answer any questions that you may have.

For more information about the RCIA program, please contact Kathleen in the parish office (908) 475-2559 ext. 0 and she will be happy to connected you with those who can help.