About RCIA

The RCIA, or Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the Church's process of journeying with adults who are inquiring about the Catholic faith.  The RCIA helps adults to grow in their relationship with God, become familiar with Catholic practices and teachings, become acquainted with people in the parish, and get involved with service to the community.

It is not just a program, but the ancient tradition by which men and women join the Church. Beyond an opportunity for the candidate to get all the answers to their questions about the Church, it is a chance to grow in relationship with Christ and come to a greater understanding of the Christian life God meant for us to live. 


How It Works

RCIA at Seton Parish is open year-round. As soon as you call, come into the parish office, or complete our online form to inquire about the Catholic faith, your journey begins. Our doors are always open. We will meet with you, introduce you to parishioners, attend Mass, and invite you into the community.

Eventually when ready, you will enter another phase of RCIA where you will gain a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith and teachings. Since people come from many different faith backgrounds and life experiences, your path on this journey may be different as well. Someone who is unbaptized or has very little Christian faith formation would require a longer preparation than someone who is already baptized, very active in the Christian faith, or been attending Mass for a number of years with their family.

However, regardless of where you are in your faith journey, we have a place for you here and want to help you grow and develop within the beauty of our Catholic faith and its Sacraments.

The easiest place to begin is to fill out our online inquiry form and Tina Bowie, our RCIA director, will reach out to you. You can also contact Tina directly at 614-833-0485 Ext. 227 or tbowie@setonparish.com


Already Catholic?

If you are already Catholic, but have fallen away from the Church, we invite you to come back.  Regardless of why you left, you can always come home and return to the practice of the sacraments and the fullness of relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church he founded.  Please contact the parish office and we can help you come home again!


 

Online Inquiry

If you are interested in becoming Catholic, the best place to start is filling out our online inquiry form. Our RCIA director will reach out to you to help answer your questions and guide you on the next steps.


Have Questions?

Interested in learning more about RCIA or a parishioner wanting to help?  Please contact Tina Bowie, our RCIA Director, for additional information.