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.

The RCIA classes meet at the 9:30am Sunday morning Mass from which we are dismissed to Break Open the Word. 

Sessions for Children 7 years old + will take place after dismissal from the 9:30am Mass.

Sessions for adults are Wednesday evenings, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Classes begin September 8, 2021.

Wednesday syllabus for adults.

Sunday syllabus for children.

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