Become a Catholic

RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

Our parish RCIA program is open to:

  • Anyone inquiring about our Catholic faith
  • Those who want to become Catholic
  • Catholics who have never made their First Communion or received the Sacrament of Confirmation
  • Catholics who wish to return to their faith
  • Catholics who wish to become more knowledgeable in their faith
If you are interested in or want more information about RCIA, please contact the parish office, 410-879-2670..

RCIA is a process of conversion to bring both the baptized and the unbaptized person into the communal life of the Church. It is divided into four continuous stages that correspond to a candidate's progress in Christian formation. The parish community becomes primary ministers to the new Catholics.  The talents of many people are needed for the success of this process:  sponsors, catechists, spiritual advisers, social justice ministers and hospitality ministers.

Gather with our RCIA Candidates and Catechumens and witness the riches of our Catholic Faith.

CIC (Christian Initiation for Children)
Christian Initiation of Children (CIC) is the adult equivalent of the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). The CIC program is offered to children and teens, ages 10 to 18, that are new to learning about the Catholic faith. These children may have been baptized in another faith tradition or have the desire to be baptized Catholic. It is also for students that have been baptized Catholic, have had no formal instruction of their baptized faith and may be behind on receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist.

The CIC sessions are offered several times a year. They include an overview of the basic beliefs and teachings of the Catholic Church as well as sacramental preparation. The program runs for 10 weeks. If you are interested in participating, please call the parish office, 410-879-2670.

RESOURCES:

The Adult Faith Formation Office
The Adult Faith Formation Office, located in the Parish Office, has shelves rich in resources that will enhance your faith journey. 

 

141 Hickory Avenue
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
410-879-2670

1716 Churchville Road
Bel Air, Maryland 21015
410-838-6969

205 Hickory Avenue
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
410-879-1113

1716A Churchville Road
Bel Air, Maryland 21015
410-877-9660