The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is designed to welcome and educate persons seeking full membership in the Catholic Faith. This includes the unbaptized, those baptized in other faiths, and baptized Catholics who desire to receive the sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Confirmation.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, R.C.I.A. for short, is the process by which adults or young adults prepare together in a friendly supportive atmosphere for full membership in the Catholic Church. It is a journey of faith, embarked on by adults of various faith experiences, various ages and stages of life, who share a common curiosity and interest in membership in the Catholic Church. Many who have gone through the R.C.I.A. process here at St. Rose have found it to be a very rewarding experience, have developed lasting friendships, and have reaped the benefits of full membership in the sacramental life of the Church.

Team leaders, catechists and sponsors accompany and support catechumens and candidates on their journey to full communion with the Catholic Church. The adults one-year program and the teen’s two-year program runs from September to May. Members are fully initiated into the Catholic Faith at the Easter Vigil.

Beginning in the Fall of 2021, the following RCIA opportunities will be offered:

Spiritual Formation for Teens, a two year program for teens ages 13 and 14, will take place under the auspices of the Religious Education Program.  Call the Religious Education Office (732-308-0215) for information.

Teen RCIA, a bi-lingual program for teens ages 15-17 will be under the auspices of the Hispanic Community.  Call 732-303-7800 for information.

Adult RCIA, ages 18 and up, will be taught by Karen Ketcham and Deacon James Mackintosh.  Call the Parish Office (732-462-0859) for information. 


For more information, please call the Parish Office (732) 462-0859.