RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process by which adults are initiated into the Catholic Church. RCIA provides a series of sessions intended for those who are unbaptized or those who have been baptized in other Christian faiths and need to learn more about the Catholic faith. Children seven (7) years and older are initiated through the RCIA adapted for children.

RCIA classes cover a host of topics about the Catholic faith. The class setting is informal, and questions are encouraged. Class materials are provided, including a syllabus, didactic materials, a Catholic Bible, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Sessions for adults are offered each week via ZOOM on Wednesday evenings, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The class will also meet on ZOOM to discuss the Sunday Mass readings on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. 

Typically, the RCIA class attends the Sunday 9:30 a.m. Mass together.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the RCIA classes are encouraged to attend a Sunday Mass in person or via livestream.

Classes begin September 9, 2020.

Wednesday syllabus for adults.

Click here to learn more about using ZOOM.

Please contact Charmaine Carter at 727-347-9702 or ccarter@cathedralofstjude.org for more information.