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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is the sacramental formation process that initiates individuals into the Christian way of life, specifically in the Roman Catholic tradition.

Conversion is at the heart of this way of life. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults facilitates the conversion experience in the midst of the community and creates a ‘space’ for adults to share faith together. At St. William, our process starts with informal monthly inquiry meetings, then formal RCIA sessions in the fall.

  • Next RCIA - Visit the calendar of events for upcoming RCIA dates.

Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate

  Rite of Acceptance

Period of the Catechumenate

  Rite of Election or Enrollment of Names

Period of Purification and Enlightenment

  Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation

Period of Mystagogy or Postbaptismal Catechesis

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults provides ministry opportunities for team members and sponsors. The role of the sponsor is one of spiritual friend, support and care. You represent the parish community in a special way. You also provide a one-to-one support for the person during this period of growth and development.


For more information call 512-600-8166.