The Journey of Faith begins with your questions. . . .

What is faith? How does faith grow?
What do Catholics believe, and why is it different from other faith traditions?

The RCIA is the process through which adults become members of the Catholic Church, receiving Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. Over an eight-month period the inquirers (both unbaptized and those already baptized in another Christian tradition) study, reflect, share and pray about the mysteries of our Catholic Tradition, culminating in the reception of the sacraments at the Easter Vigil. The entire parish participates through prayer, hospitality, and support offered for our inquirers. 

The RCIA “Catechumenate” period begins in early Fall and meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm in Trinity 1 Room.  


A sponsor accompanies the catechumen/candidate in his/her spiritual journey. The sponsor is witness to the faith. Being a good listener is the most essential requirement, but a sponsor also commits to attend sessions and rites with the inquirers. Most often sponsors are blessed with a rejuvenation of their own faith as they offer the gift of time and support to an inquirer.


Kris Fischer
Director of Evangelization & Adult Education
(703) 494-4008 ext. 202