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Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation is designed for adults (and children of catechetical age) who, after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God and enter the way of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their hearts. By God’s help they will be strengthened spiritually during their preparation and at the proper time will receive the sacraments fruitfully. (RCIA Introduction 1)

Quarterly Newsletter
Keep up with the latest RCIA news from OCF. Click Here for the newest  RCIA Quarterly Newsletter-June 2017 (pdf) RCIA Quarterly Newsletter-January 2017 (pdf) RCIA Fall Newsletter-2016 (pdf)

RCIA Retreat “Are Not Our Hearts Burning?”
RCIA leaders/teams: Renew your personal journey of conversion with prayer and reflection.
Friday, August 4 – Saturday, August 5
5:00pm on Friday to Saturday at 3:30pm
Roslyn Retreat Center
For more information and the flyer, Click Here. To register, Click Here.

Sr. Gael Gensler has over 35+ years of Initiation Ministry experience.

For all information about RCIA:
Contact Katie McMaster, 804-622-5149 or

All RCIA team members will benefit from owning their own book. Click Here to purchase the Rite Book.

Welcome to the Catholic Church
RCIA Leader, your first contact communicates the hospitality and concern of the Church for those seeking Christ. Take care and listen well to them!

After your initial meeting with a prospective candidate, use the helpful documents to gather necessary information.

Questionnaire for Adults Seeking Christian Initiation (pdf)
Explanatory Notes for Questionnaire (pdf)
Statement of Interviewer (pdf)
Churches-Valid-Baptisms-8-1-2007 8/1/2007 (pdf)

To use when an individual has been divorced:
Determining CorrectType of Marriage Case (pdf)