Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
Are you or someone you know interested in exploring the Catholic faith? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process of initiation into the Catholic Community of Faith. This is for persons who are seeking baptism in the Catholic Church or full communion with the Catholic tradition through the Profession of Faith, reception of Eucharist and Confirmation. It is a process which enables the study of the Gospels, Catholic teaching, Christian values, and the development and deepening of a life of prayer and action with the support and involvement of the parish community. If you are interested, please call Diane Boggs @ 360-823-2828
Who is RCIA for?
Non-Catholics who want to find out more about the Catholic Faith
Those who want to join the Catholic Church through Baptism, or a Profession of Faith
Those who were baptized Catholic as an infant but never received religious education, First Eucharist or Confirmation
Would You Consider Being A Sponsor?
We continue to have many new inquirers coming to participate in our Christian Initiation process to learn more about the Catholic Church (RCIA). We need St. Joseph parishioners to be companions with our new inquirers to help welcome them to our community. If interested or for more information, please call Diane Boggs at 360-823-2828.

If you have any questions or are contemplating joining the Catholic Faith click here.

Baptism of Children and Youth (Grades 2-12)

Children seeking Baptism (if non-baptized) or a Profession of Faith (if baptized in another faith tradition) are to enroll in the RCIA process for children.  The RCIA is a process which enables the study of the faith in a way suitable to their grade level. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Diane Boggs via phone at 360-823-2828, or email.

RCIA Resources:

What is RCIA?
Prayers for Seekers
Rites
Sacraments of Initiation

Baptismal Request Form (print out and fill out form, then mail to parish where you were baptized. For more info on the process of sacramental requests please see the Sacramental Records page.

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