Are you or is someone you know…

  • Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and considering becoming Catholic?

  • A baptized Christian from another faith community interested in becoming Catholic?

  • A baptized Catholic who has not yet received the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion and who desires to complete the Sacraments of Initiation?

If so, you are invited to learn more about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

“In the sacraments of initiation, we are freed from the powers of darkness and joined to Christ’s death, burial and Resurrection.”

RCIA is the formal way in which people interested in becoming Catholic inquire about the faith, learn about church teachings, the Mass and other sacraments, and become members of the Church. If you’re curious about the Catholic faith or you’ve even thought about becoming a Catholic, our RCIA program is just for you. Adults from all faith traditions, or no religious background at all, are welcome to participate in our 34-week program of instruction designed especially for the lifestyles of busy people.

Class Schedule
Classes are held Mondays from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The 90-minute classes are designed to be interactive, instructive, and inspiring.

Contact
For more information, contact Deacon Mark Maines – 540-662-5858 or deaconmaines@sacredheartwinchester.org.

FAQs
For more information about RCIA, see this information from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.