RCIA Program

What is RCIA?

RCIA is intended to instruct in the Catholic Faith those who are seeking to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church through Baptism and/or Holy Communion and Confirmation. RCIA is your compass to the Catholic Faith!

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Catholic and would like more information about this wonderful opportunity please contact:
St. Patricia Religious Education Office at
708-599-1221 or email reled@stpatriciaparish.com

Rite of Christian Initiation - Adults & Teens

St. Patricia’s RCIA Teen Program prepares you for
BAPTISM – FIRST COMMUNION – CONFIRMATION

RCIA High School is a journey of faith leading to a conversion of heart and a closer relationship to Christ. It is a path toward sacraments. It empowers you to follow Jesus through a life of service, charity, and justice.
The High School Program is for 9th Grade – 12th Grade Students Only

Classes: Tuesday Evenings 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Program structure:

​​- Required reading and written assignments
– Mandatory attendance at every session
– Evaluation of progress every two months in order to continue on with the program
– Attend weekend Mass

St. Patricia’s RCIA Adult Program prepares you for
BAPTISM – FIRST COMMUNION – CONFIRMATION

Classes: Mondays 6:30-8:00 PM

Our RCIA Cathechist will cover many areas of our Catholic faith including:

  • What is Faith?
  • Who is Jesus Christ?
  • Mary and the Saints
  • Sacraments of Initiation- Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation
  • Sacraments of Healing- Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick
  • Sacraments of Commitment- Marriage and Holy Orders
  • The History of the Catholic Church
  • Understanding and Using the Bible
  • The Mass and Liturgical Year
  • Prayer and Devotion
  • Beatitudes/ Corporal Works of Mercy
  • 10 Commandments
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