RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

St. Mary of the Angels RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) welcomes a variety of people. The program serves Catholics who wish to invigorate their faith through a refresher course or to receive sacraments never received after their Baptism, particularly First Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation.

The RCIA also welcomes validly baptized Christians who wish to learn more about the Catholic faith.

Finally, the RCIA welcomes all non-baptized persons who want to become more familiar with Christianity.

The participants may celebrate Baptism, or profess their faith, celebrate the Eucharist and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil (the Saturday before Easter).

Those who attend the RCIA classes are under no obligation to complete the course or commit to entering the Catholic Church. They have an opportunity to meet others who are actively seeking the Church as well as the RCIA team who will help and instruct them on their journey to understand more deeply the Catholic faith.

The RCIA program meets for the first time on the Wednesday after Labor Day and on successive Mondays in the Parish Breezeway (access through the Parish Office) at 7:30 pm. For more information, please contact Dan Cheely at 773-278-2644, Ext 227, or at dcheely@sma-church.org.