Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Program

Do you know an adult who has been thinking about becoming a Catholic…
someone who needs BAPTISM or PENANCE or FIRST HOLY COMMUNION or CONFIRMATION? Invite them to partake in St. Joseph’s RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA) process.

The RCIA process is a learning experience where one is instructed in the Catholic faith by the priest and fellow parishioners. It is a very ancient part of the church, where the community of believers in the Catholic faith welcomes in and initiates new believers into the faith.

So… welcome someone into the Church by inviting them to partake in the RCIA process here at St Joseph’s. Invite them to talk with me –
Fr. Luis (279-6553) about becoming Catholic.

Remember that RCIA is a community of believers welcoming new people into the faith. So we need all you members of the faith community to help.

This is a PARISH event! YOU can help by talking to Fr. Luis about becoming a sponsor; walking with someone on their faith journey; or encouraging someone to come forward to prepare to receive his or her sacraments.

The Lord moves in many ways – and often times He uses ordinary people like you and me to do his work.

Please pray for the RCIA process. Pray about what role you may be able to do in welcoming new people into the community of faith.


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is available to those individuals who:

• are curious to know more about the Catholic faith or know someone who is curious.
• have never been baptized.
• have been baptized as Catholic, but never had an opportunity to complete their sacramental experience through Confirmation and/or Eucharist.
• have been baptized in another Christian denomination, and would now like to enter into full communion in the Catholic Church.

If you are interested in the RCIA please call the Parish Center at 630-279-6553 for more information. Classes in English and Spanish meet on Monday nights and will begin in September. The R.C.I.A. program is offered at no cost to participants.

You have nothing to lose and much to gain!

Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos (RICA) esta disponible para adultos que buscan conocer más sobre la Iglesia Católica o bien desean convertirse al catolicismo, este proceso de discernimiento, instrucción, oración y consejería les ayudara en su camino. EI programa del Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos (R.C.I.A., siglas en inglés), tiene una duración de 9 meses y culmina con los sacramentos de iniciación durante la celebración de la Vigilia Pascual.

EI programa de R.I.C.A. está orientado para personas adultas de todos los ámbitos y creencias religiosas que buscan conocer más acerca de la Iglesia Católica, y quienes de alguna manera o en algún momento han considerado integrarse a la Iglesia.

Si usted está interesado en saber más acerca de R.I.C.A. por favor llame al Centro Parroquial para más información 630-279-6553. Clases in Español e inglés se llevan a cabolos lunes por la noche y comenzará el mes de septiembre. EI programa de. R.I.C.A., se ofrece sin costo alguno para los participantes. jNo tiene nada que perder y muchísimo que ganar!?

330 E. Fullerton Ave.
Addison, IL 60101
ph: 630-279-6553
fax: 630-279-4925