Adult Sacraments and Rite Of Christian Initiation

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a process  and a program for adults who want to be Baptized or come from another Faith Tradition or need to complete their initiation.This length of time provides all with the opportunity to ask questions and to reflect upon their faith stories in conjunction with the doctrines and teachings being presented. This process happens Monday evenings.  We follow the Symbolon Program from Ignatius Press and Lighthouse Catholic Media.  

Already a confirmed, practicing Catholic?  Join us.
Please consider becoming a Parish Sponsor to assist someone in the RCIA program.

Have you -

  • been worshiping with us, but never officially took the step to become Catholic?
  • been away from the church ... and have now returned, but want to know more? 
  • been a Catholic all your life, but never celebrated all of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist)? 
  • joined us from a different background and would now like to find out more about the Catholic Church?
  • just want to know more

How Do I Become Catholic or finish "making my Sacraments"?


The implementation of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is addressed to the following groups:

  • Unbaptized Adult Converts 
  • Unbaptized Children of Catechetical Age 
  • Baptized but Uncatechized Adults and Children of Catechetical Age 7 + up (Catholic or Non-Catholic) preparing for Confirmation or Eucharist 
  • Baptized Christian (Non-Catholic) Candidates for Reception in the Full Communion of the Catholic Church


A year-round process welcoming you whenever you're ready.  Just call.  We can make it happen.

How to Start?

  • Call the parish office at: 847-516-AMEN (2636) 
  • E-mail your questions to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The R.C.I.A. is primarily a journey of faith: 

  • From the nudgings, little voices and curiosity within one's heart, 
  • through all those stages of asking and seeking, 
  • through connetions to Roman Catholics, 
  • through hearing the Gospel proclaimed and by faithful reflection and prayer on this Word of God, 
  • through study and discussion about beliefs, teachings, and practices,
  • through doubts and hesitations, 
  • through discernment of God's call.
  • through the steps of commitment, 
  • through the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Reconciliation, Confirmation, and Eucharist) 
  • to a life of faith, love, and justice lived in communion with Catholics throughout the world.


R.C.I.A. was not what I expected it to be. I always had the impression, based on stereotypes, that you could not become Catholic if you were divorced. Because of this misnomer, I was very hesitant about going through RCIA and being baptized - being non-denominational originally. I was very wrong. I was received with open arms and being a divorcee was not an issue. R.C.I.A. is available to ALL of those interested in becoming Catholic.

Feel free to contact me for more information: 
Judy A. Sarna Cell: (847) 847-6825 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.