Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Have you ever thought about becoming Catholic? Do you want to learn more about the Catholic Church? Then RCIA is the place to start!

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which new adult members enter into the Catholic Church. As personal, interior conversion of heart does not necessarily follow a schedule, RCIA is a process, not a program. You have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the Catholic Church and Catholic teaching in order to better understand why we do the things we do.

Throughout the RCIA process, there are moments where you will have the chance to make increasing levels of commitment towards becoming Catholic. But to start, all you need is a healthy curiosity about Jesus and an openness to the Holy Spirit!

If you would like to learn more about the process and where to begin, contact Joe Taylor at the parish office: jtaylor@stmatt.net or (217) 359-4224.

The Current RCIA Cycle

For those looking to be involved in RCIA, here is some information you need to know for the journey ahead. RCIA classes meet most Wednesday evenings, 6:30pm–8:15pm from September through mid-May. We meet in the St. Mark Room, which is located in the Parish Center adjoining the Church.