Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)


This is a gradual process of conversion, initiation, and catechesis for unbaptized adults, for adults baptized in another Christian denomination, and for adults who have been baptized Catholic but have not completed their initiation (celebrated First Communion and/or Confirmation).

This rite includes not simply the celebration of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, but also the rites belonging to the catechumenate.


This form of the rite of Christian initiation is intended for children, not baptized as infants, who have attained the use of reason and are of catechetical age. As with adults, this is a gradual process that includes conversion, initiation, and catechesis.

How Do I Get Started in RCIA?

To join the RCIA program you can contact the St. Matthias Faith Formation Office at 586-731-0650, or contact them via the Contact/Faith Formation links of this website.

Dates and times of sessions for children and/or adults are set after initial interviews are completed.