The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the ordinary process of prayer, study, and discernment for those seeking to know and understand the teachings of the Catholic Church in order to become a member of the Church through baptism or through full communion if already validly baptized. Adult members of the Catholic Church in need of First Communion and/or confirmation also employ this process.

Contact Information
Dr. Pius Gabriel, D. Min. (Deacon)

Spanish Contact:
Martha Nunez

Self-Study Materials and Continuing Education

We invite you to visit the kiosk in the back of the church, which is stocked with CDs and books from Lighthouse Catholic Media. The CDs—audio recordings of inspiring talks on all aspects of Catholic life—make an uplifting listen for long commutes. You can purchase the CDs for $3.00 and the books for $5.00, and we encourage you to pass them along to family and friends as well. For more information about these materials, please contact the parish office by phone at (910) 692.6613.

We also urge you to check out our weekly bulletin to discover continuing education opportunities that may be taking place locally or throughout the Diocese of Raleigh.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

What is RCIA?

RCIA Process

Period of Evangelization and Pre-Catechumenate

Period of Catechumenate

Period of Purification and Enlightenment

Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation

Period of Mystagogy/Post-Initiation Catechesis