In the Christian tradition, persons are received into the Catholic faith through Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. These are known as sacraments of initiation. That is, by these sacraments, one becomes fully initiated into the Catholic Church, and in particular, an important part of the Catholic worshiping community at Saint Joseph Parish. RCIA or Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, is the process by which this happens.

In the Catholic Church, all those over the age of seven are considered adults, so RCIA is also the process through which children over the age of seven, who were not baptized as infants or baptized in another denomination, are initiated into the Catholic Church. The process is adapted to meet each child's development and spiritual level.

Sean Driscoll
Director of Faith Formation
574-234-3134, ext. 114

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