St. Mary's Church
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

"And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church" - Matthew 16:18


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process for welcoming new members into the Catholic Church.

Who is RCIA for?
  • Those who have never been baptized.
  • Those baptized in another Christian tradition.
  • Baptized Catholics who have not celebrated First Eucharist and/or Confirmation.

RCIA is a place for raising questions, studying Scripture and learning about our faith community along with our Catholic traditions.  The atmosphere is comfortable and welcoming.

If you or anyone you know is interested in this process, please call Sister Nancy Schmidt at 518-885-7411.