Rite of Christian Initiation for High School Students


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!

High School Faith Formation for Sacramental Initiation

9th Grade – 12th Grade Students Only

Tuesday Evenings 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Classes meet every Tuesday starting September 21, 2021

Please drop registration form and payment off at the Rectory.  Please mark Religious Education on the envelope.   Payments can also be made online here.

RCIA High School prepares you for



RCIA High School is a journey of faith leading to a conversion of heart and a closer relationship to Christ.  It is a path toward sacraments.  It empowers you to follow Jesus through a life of service, charity, and justice.


Program structure:

- Required reading and written assignments
- Mandatory attendance at every session 
- Evaluation of progress every two months in order to continue on          with the program
- Attend weekend Mass


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

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


For more information please contact the Religious Education Office 708-599-1221 / reled@stpatriciaparish.com.