Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults


What is RCIA?

RCIA is intended to instruct in the Catholic Faith those who are seeking to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church through Baptism and/or Holy Communion and Confirmation. RCIA is your compass to the Catholic Faith!

Adult Classes-  Monday 6:30-8:00 PM

Classes begin In October and will be virtual.

Please call the Religious Education office for more details.



Our RCIA Cathechist will cover many areas of our Catholic faith including: 


What is Faith?

Who is Jesus Christ?

Mary and the Saints
Sacraments of Initiation- Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation

Sacraments of Healing- Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick

Sacraments of Commitment- Marriage and Holy Orders

Church Life- Parish Ministries.

Breaking Open the Word (Sunday Readings)

The History of the Catholic Church

Understanding and Using the Bible

The Mass and Liturgical Year 

Prayer and Devotion

Beatitudes/ Corporal Works of Mercy

10 Commandments
Attend Parish Mission

A Tour of our Church 


If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Catholic and would like more information about this wonderful opportunity please contact:
the Director of Religious Education at 
708-599-1221 or email reled@stpatriciaparish.com


Consider this a special way to embark on your spiritual journey!