our lady of guadalupe parish
saint patrick parish


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process for welcoming adult newcomers (inquirers) into the Catholic Church. This process is carried out by a parished-based RCIA team composed of clergy and lay people committed to being a resource and an education network involved in the preparation:

·of unbaptized persons (catechumens) for initiation into the Catholic Church

·of baptized non-Catholic Christians into the full communion of the Catholic Church

·and of uncatechized Catholics for reception of Confirmation and First Eucharist.


Full reception occurs at Easter time and the RCIA team and candidates begin meeting weekly in September of the prior year. For more information and or to sign up, please contanct Deacon Al at: (309) 949-2698