Becoming Catholic - RCIA Program
Faithfully serving Catholics in Cedar Rapids, IA since 1858
Adults who wish to be initiated into the Catholic Faith through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist journey through an eight-month period of formation. The sessions begin in the fall, generally one night a week on a day that best works for the candidates. These individuals study the doctrines of the Catholic Faith, participate in retreats, and celebrate several liturgical rites that mark passages in their journey of initiation. All are received into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil Service on Holy Saturday.
RCIA sponsors must be in “good standing” with the Catholic Church and have no impediments to the reception of Holy Communion.
To register or to obtain more information, call the parish office at 319-362-7181.