The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which those who wish to join the Catholic faith community are welcomed and introduced to the beliefs and practices of the Church. For those not yet baptized, this process leads to the Easter Vigil, when they will receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. For those already baptized in another Christian tradition, RCIA is the process by which they can learn about Catholicism, and deepen their connection with the Catholic community, leading to Confirmation and Eucharist in our Church.

RCIA is also for children who have reached the age of reason (7 years old) who have not been baptized. Children enrolled in RCIA follow the same journey as adults - learning about the faith, our traditions, and participating in the life of our Church. Children should complete one full year of religious education before enrolling in RCIA for Children.

To learn more about RCIA at Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, please click on the links below, or call the office and ask for the Director of Faith Formation. (727) 896-2191, extension 207.

 RCIA Registration Form - download, fill it in and return it to the Director of Faith Formation.

More information about RCIA from the Diocese of Saint Petersburg 


Want to take a no-commitment look at our faith? Join us on August 3 and 10, 2020 for a Zoom meeting where Catholics will tell their Faith Journey Stories that brought them to the Catholic Faith. If you want to learn more after that, Monday night sessions start September 14, 2020, 7-8:30 PM via Zoom.

To register for the August 3 and 10 sessions, click here. You will be sent and email link after registration:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIuc-morD0pE9ImHxlEmd9RIiULtk6YtzCr