RCIA - The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - is the ancient process whereby adults come to enter the Catholic Church.  It is a spiritual journey involving prayer, study and fellowship.  The goal of RCIA is to learn more about the Catholic faith, to deepen one's love for God, and to walk more closely as a disciple of Jesus.

Classes are held weekly beginning in the fall and lasting until just after Easter.

Who can attend?

  • It is for those who have never been baptized and are seeking information on becoming a Catholic Christian.
  • It is for those who are baptized and have joined us from another Christian denomination but have little knowledge and experience of what it means to be a Catholic Christian. The Catholic Church respects your Christian upbringing and the faith experiences that are part of your life. Becoming Catholic does not mean rejecting your previous faith background. You can now live it out in the Catholic Church.
  • It is for adult Catholics who would like to complete the sacraments of initiation: (Eucharist and Confirmation)
  • It is for anyone considering Catholicism as a way of life who wishes to explore the tenets of the faith to inform their decision.

See the RCIA FAQ page for more information. Come join us!

Download the Registration Notification form here; Fill and email

Register now for the 2020-2021 session of RCIA

Contact: The OLH Rectory
Register: Registration for the 2020-2021 class is now open.
Parish Office: 847-872-8778
When/Where: Mondays 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, @OLH Parish, Hayes Room
First class: August 24, 2020
Last class: May 17, 2021

Join the 2020-2021 RCIA Team as a Sponsor

Journey with Inquirers as they discern becoming Catholic or completing the sacramental initiation process through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). RCIA Team Members make a year-long commitment to offer support as part of a collaborative team, particularly by supporting candidates through their faith journey during weekly formation sessions on Monday nights from 7-9 pm. If you are interested or would like more information, contact the parish rectory at 847-872-8778.