Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a program very dear to the heart of the Catholic Church. Its purpose is to welcome into full Communion with the Church those adults who:
RCIA also welcomes those who may not be sure if they want to join the Church yet, but are interested in learning more. The beautiful thing about this program, especially at the GTCC, is that no matter what one’s background may be, he or she can find a community of believers who all share a similar love for their faith and for, well, sharing it! Even those of us who have been involved as sponsors and leaders in the program grow and learn more each year.
have never been baptized but seek reception into the Church
have been baptized into another Christian denomination but seek reception into the Church
have been baptized in the Catholic Church but have not received one or both of the other Sacraments of Initiation (Confirmation and First Eucharist)
have been baptized and fully initiated into the Catholic Church but have been away and seek Reconciliation