RCIA · Converting to Catholicism

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults over the age of 16 convert to Catholicism. At a special liturgy on Holy Saturday of each liturgical year, thousands of men and women are welcomed into the Catholic Church worldwide at a solemn Easter Vigil.

The preparation time prior to the RCIA on Holy Saturday is known as the Period of Evangelization and there is no prescribed time frame; it is a highly individual process. For general information about RCIA, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops maintains a FAQ that you may find helpful, and you are encouraged to contact our pastor or associate pastor for additional information.

At Saint Juliana Parish, we will begin our RCIA program on Sunday, October 11th, 2020 to explore what it means to believe, pray and live as a Catholic. For more information, please contact Fr. Emanuel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the parish office at 773-631-4127. If you know someone who may be interested, you may be the way that they get introduced to the church. We’re looking forward to meeting you in October.

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