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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) 

RCIA helps adults and young adults learn about the Catholic Faith and prepare them for the initiation sacraments that are typically celebrated at the Easter Vigil Mass, next spring. RCIA is a process with many stages and elements to help people inquire and decide about joining the Catholic Church. 
Candidates and their sponsors meet together for formal learning sessions on Sunday mornings (9am-10:30am) (with Tuesday evening option). Weekly formal learning sessions begin in September and go through the Easter Season (May). Informal inquiry options are available all year round for anyone. Inquiry sessions (July-August) help in the Youth Room Tuesday evenings from 7-8:15pm. Inquiry sessions by appointment Sept-June. Any are welcome!
If you have questions or interest in joining RCIA, please contact Chris Kuhn 
at (952) 469-6480 or [email protected]
Participants include: 
  • Inquirers: Those who are not yet baptized and interested in joining the Catholic Church. 
  • Candidates: Those baptized in another Christian denomination preparing to become Catholic with celebrating Confirmation and First Eucharist
  • Catechumens: Those accepted into formal preparation period and preparing to become Catholic through celebrating sacraments of initiation; baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.
  • Catholics who were baptized Catholic, but not yet confirmed, preparing to celebrate their Confirmation, and perhaps First Eucharist.
More Parish Sponsors are welcome to participate in RCIA as a support to those who are preparing for initiation sacraments. Confirmed, practicing Catholics are eligible.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC)

Ages 7 - 13

Families with children age 7-13 who would like to prepare for Baptism are prepared for the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC). These sacraments are received at Easter.
RCIC consists of 2-3 sessions per month that run from September—May and align with our adult RCIA program. Sessions are all on Sunday from 10-11am.  

Contact Karl Horwath for more information, [email protected] or 952-469-6564.

Oct 16, 30
Nov 13
Dec 4, 11, 18
Jan 8, 22
Feb 5, 19, 26
Mar 12,26
April 11, 8*, 23
May 7, 21, 28
*Baptism, Confirmation, First Communion Date is 4/8 at the Easter Vigil.