Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults




What is RCIA?

In the Diocese of Buffalo, the Sacrament of Confirmation is usually celebrated in the high school years as completion of the Sacraments of Initiation. The celebration of this sacrament invites the unique charisms of the Holy Spirit to be fully embraced by the candidate.

Ideally, preparation for this sacrament follows at least two years of high school religious education either in the parish program or Catholic high school.

Some adults who have been baptized may also feel drawn to complete their initiation into the Catholic faith through the Sacrament of Confirmation.  This process gives personal attention to the specific needs of the adult candidate so that they can enter fully into the preparation process. Please contact Sr. Jolene at the Rectory for more details.

Procedure at St. John's

Reception of the sacraments usually takes place at the Easter Vigil, if the team and the candidates determine they are ready for this final step.

Questions? Considering RCIA? Just give Sister Jolene a call at 716-873-1122.