RCIA & RCIA for Children

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

RCIA is an enlightening ministry supporting people inquiring about becoming part of the Roman Catholic faith community that was developed by the Roman Catholic Church and is easy to follow and understand. Our meetings are held on Thursdays at 7pm and are available in-person with resources posted online. Meetings run year round. We encourage you to fill out the form below to sign-up for this program!

It is a 4 phase process where prospective converts to Catholicism above the age of 14 years old are introduced to Roman Catholic beliefs and practices and discover how God is present in their lives through education, formation and ritualization. They begin with the basics of the Catholic faith while building community within their own group; they then delve deeper to be closer to God and to the parish community. The third stage is that of Purification and Enlightenment and they receive their Holy Sacraments at Easter Vigil. The final stage is where they are welcomed as full members into the Roman Catholic community and go on to live a full sacramental and faith filled life.

Volunteers are blessed to be able to welcome people into God’s family and watch them prosper in His Grace. Resources are available and support is abundant through comprehensive training and ongoing by the Parish Pastoral Assistant, the Edmonton Archdiocese and the parish Pastor. You will learn more about your Roman Catholic faith as you guide and journey with those who are yearning for God’s love. In the RCIA Ministry you can truly feel the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Sponsors are practicing Roman Catholics who support RCIA inquirers through the process on an individual basis. Though they are not required to attend meetings they offer encouragement and guidance along the way.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Adapted for Children

For the 2020/2021 Year, RCIA for Children will not be offered. This program can not be done on an online format, so to keep our candidates, catechumens and leaders safe we have decided to delay this for a year. If you would like to join us next year for 2021/22 (starting in September) please contact us at (780) 473-4259 ext 2 OR email stdominicsavio.edm@caedm.ca with the subject line: RCIA

RCIA Adapted for Children is an enlightening ministry supporting children aged 8 to 13 years old who have not been baptized or done their First Holy Communion and are inquiring about becoming part of the Roman Catholic faith community. It was developed by the Roman Catholic Church and is easy to follow and understand. Typically, 1 hour meetings are held weekly from the fall to Pentecost.

It is a 4 phase process where prospective converts to Catholicism are introduced to Roman Catholic beliefs and practices and discover how God is present in their lives through education, formation and ritualization. Working with their family and perhaps school, they begin with the basics of the Catholic faith while building community within their own group; they then delve deeper to be closer to God and to the parish community. The third stage is that of Purification and Enlightenment and they receive their Holy Sacraments at Easter Vigil. The final stage is where they are welcomed as full members into the Roman Catholic community and go on to live a full sacramental and faith filled life.

Volunteers are blessed to be able to welcome children into God’s family and watch them prosper in His Grace. Resources are available and support is abundant through comprehensive training and ongoing by the Parish Pastoral Assistant, the Edmonton Archdiocese and the parish Pastor. You will learn more about your own faith as you guide and journey with those who are yearning for God’s love. In the RCIA Adapted for Children Ministry you can truly feel the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Sponsors are practicing Roman Catholics who support RCIA Adapted for Children inquirers through the process on an individual basis. Though they are not required to attend meetings they offer encouragement and guidance along the way. They should be over 16 years of age.