The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) is a process through which non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church. It includes several stages marked by study, prayer and rites at Mass. Participants in R.C.I.A. are also know as catechumens. The R.C.I.A. process follows the ancient practice of the Crouch and was restored by the Second Vatican Council as the normal way that adults prepare for Baptism. Coming into full Communion with the Catholic Church describes the process for entrance into the Catholic Church for men and women who are baptized Christians but are not Roman Catholics; these individuals make a profession of faith but they are not baptized again.
If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith, or becoming Catholic, please contact the Rectory at 716-668-4017 to register or get additional information. Meetings are typically held weekly on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Gabriel's House (the white house to the left of the Parish Hall).