Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Questions about becoming Catholic or returning to the Catholic Church?

You're in the right place.
Classes Run Year-Round

St. Monica Room (located in our parish Faith Center)

Contact Stacy Dixon for more information. 
(206) 842-3594

Please turn in completed registration forms to the Parish Office.

What is it?

RCIA is the process by which non-Catholic adults (or anyone over the age of 7) are received into the Catholic Church. RCIA is available both for people who have not received any Christian baptism of any kind and for those who have been baptized in a Christian denomination using the Trinitarian formula.

How long is the process?

The entire process takes 1-2 years to complete. Here at Saint Cecilia, we have year-round open enrollment. Weekly meetings provide an opportunity to dive deeper into the Catholic faith and learn about the Church from its Jewish roots through the life of Jesus, to His Sacraments and the modern Church. At the Easter Vigil Mass, the Catechumens (or candidates) who are ready will receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism (if needed), Confirmation, and the Eucharist. 

What if I want my child (7+) to be baptized in the Church?

The Catholic Church has determined that the age of reason is seven years. All children over the age of 7 who wish to be baptized must go through a similar process called RCIC, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children. Contact Stacy Dixon to learn more about this program. 

We are excited to welcome you to the Saint Cecilia Catholic Community and into the lifelong and ongoing process of conversion to Jesus Christ! Our parish community has you in our prayers and we are excited to support you throughout this process.