***We are currently finalizing the details for our 2018-19 RCIA program. It will start the last week of September 2018. Send a quick email to uofccatholic.rcia@gmail.com if you are interested, and we will reply right away with more information!***

RCIA is the way most non-Catholic adults become Catholic. It is also great for baptized Catholics who have not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation. 

The UCCC offers an RCIA program from September to April each year. Participants are usually welcomed into the Catholic Church and receive the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation and First Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil, which will be celebrated Saturday, April 20, 2019.  

There is no cost, and you do not have be a university student or UCCC member. You also do not have to start attending in September. All are welcome, and anyone can join at any time! 

What is RCIA?
  • the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
  • a program of Christian formation based on the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • short presentations followed by discussion
  • an opportunity to ask questions, to share your faith, and to encounter Jesus Christ
Who may attend?
  • those who want to receive Baptism, Confirmation, or First Holy Communion
  • those who want to rediscover their Catholic faith
  • those who want to learn more about Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church
What topics do you cover?
  • human reason and divine revelation
  • God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit
  • Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition
  • the Pope, Mary, and the Saints
  • the seven Sacraments and prayer
  • Catholic moral and social teaching
Do I have to become Catholic?
  • you are free to decide if you want to receive the Sacraments that apply to your situation
  • you may stop attending at any time, no questions asked
Do I need a sponsor?
  • you can start attending without a sponsor
  • you will need a sponsor by January if you decide you want to receive the Sacraments at the Easter Vigil
  • we will explain who can and cannot be your sponsor
  • we will help you find a sponsor, so you need not worry about finding one on your own