The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process for those who desire to become Catholic.

This communal process is for:

  • Adults who have never been baptized
  • Adults baptized in a non-Catholic church but now desire to become Catholic
  • Adults who were baptized Catholic but who have not received the Sacraments of Holy Communion or Confirmation.

Classes for Candidates and Sponsors begin on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Downtown Fr. Carse Center (lower level). First night is inquiry and introduction of the journey of becoming Catholic. We have a great team of teachers who will be presenting on the teachings of the Catholic Church. Participants will enter fully into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil which will be celebrated on Holy Saturday evening in 2020.

Each participant will have a sponsor who will support them their faith journey. The sponsor needs to be a fully initiated practicing Catholic. If a candidate does not have someone to ask, we have parishioners who would be honored to serve as a sponsor.

For more information on the RCIA program, please contact Pamela Purcell at 630-485-9671 or e-mail:

We’d be happy to walk with you on your faith journey!


2019 RCIA Class, Sponsors & Team

2018 RCIA Class & Sponsors

2017 RCIA Class & Sponsors

2016 RCIA Class & Sponsors

RCIA 2015 Blessing 2

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