RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It is a process through which non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church. It includes several stages marked by study, prayer and rites at Mass. Participants in the RCIA are known as catechumens. The RCIA process follows the ancient practice of the Church and was restored by the Second Vatican Council as the normal way adults prepare for baptism. Coming into full communion with the Catholic Church describes the process for entrance into the Catholic Church for men and women who are baptized Christians but not Roman Catholics. These individuals make a profession of faith but they are not baptized again.
If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, these sessions are for you. The group meets weekly on Mondays at 7PM at St. Gabriel House. Call the Rectory 716-668-4017 to participate or get more information.