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Rite of christian
initiation for adults

The rite of Christian initiation is designed for adults who, after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God and enter a journey of faith and conversion.
— from the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

(RCIA)

Curious About the Catholic Church?   

We talk about RCIA all the time—that's because we want to make sure you know what it means. Simply put, it's the way folks with questions about the Catholic church learn about us (and if they desire, how they become Catholic).

We're extremely proud of the fact that SFdS runs one of the few year-yound processes in New York City. That means anyone can begin their journey at any point in the year. We gather every Monday at 7:00PM in the parish house and we can't wait to meet you. Begin your faith journey with us at St. Francis de Sales!

 
 

testimonials

 
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I had been looking for parish that was welcoming and forward thinking for many years. When I saw that SFDS offered RCIA I knew I found a new home. My RCIA experience not only gave me a foundation on church teaching but also taught me how to be discerning in my ongoing faith journey.
— Cynthia B.

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The year-round RCIA program—led by the unbelievable Jayne, Sister Lynne, Alice, Myrna, and Pam—made it easy for me to finally understand what God was calling me to do.
— Muhan D.

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St. Francis became more than just a community—it felt like home. The RCIA process was very good experience for me: everyone was welcoming, loving, and understanding.
— Carmen G.
 

wanna learn more?

BECAUSE YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO stand in line FOR THE WAFER & THE WINE...

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connect with a former candidate

We'll put you in touch with parishioners who've recently become Catholic. Learn more about RCIA from people who were in your shoes and had the same questions.

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