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  • Albany, Oregon


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults(RCIA) is a ministry for adults who desire to be initiated in the Catholic Church. Through RCIA, Catechumens learn more about the Catholic Faith.

RCIA is for:

  • Adults who have never been baptized.
  • Adults who are baptized in another Christian tradition

The RCIA is the process in the church by which adults become fully initiated as Catholic. The process originated in the early church and was restored in the late 80s as the normative way adults were admitted to the Catholic religion.

There are many people who are searching for a way to help them meet their spiritual needs and identify with a community of faith. People who feel the desire to know more about the Catholic Church and to explore its life may simply need a friendly invitation. The RCIA is the Church’s way of extending such an invitation. (Charlene Altemose, MSC) Liguori.

For more information or questions, please contact Ace Tupasi @ 541-926-1449 or olphpastoralassociate@stmarysalbany.com. Additionally, please download and fill out the RCIA form found below.