Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

RCIA is primarily a journey of faith. It is a restoration of the ancient practice of initiation in the church. It is focused on conversion, whereby the candidates enter into an extended period of formation and conversion through prayer and reflection on the Gospels.

It is also a communal journey in which the church community ritually celebrates conversion at various points during the journey.

The RCIA is not a program but a sacramental process in which candidates are fully initiated into the Catholic faith.

RCIA Team Members
Fr. Howard Blessing, Shepherd
John Schexnaildre, Adult Discipleship Coordinator
Donna Hanna, RCIA Co-Coordinator
Diane Kincel, RCIA Co-Coordinator
Candace Knight
Hal Guidry
Susan Guidry
Phil Bertrand
Mike Jennings
Kathy Jennings

RCIA meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Calais Center

If you are interested in joining RCIA please call our office 337.984.9636.