R.C.I.A. is a gradual formation by which men and women become members of the Catholic
Church. The experience provides a richer and fuller faith in God. Unbaptized
participants are received into the Church through the Sacraments of Initiation at the
Easter Vigil: Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. Anyone who wishes to become
a member of the Catholic Church or any baptized Catholic who has not received the
Sacraments of First Eucharist or Confirmation is invited to contact Mr. Edward Specht
at 215 334 1035.
Persons baptized into another Christian church and now seeking full communion with
the Catholic Church are also welcomed to participate along with catechumens in the
RCIA in the process of learning about the Catholic faith and being formed in that faith.
They bring to the process of preparation their prior experience of Christian life and
prayer. For a baptized Christian, reception into full communion with the Catholic
Church involves reception of the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation and then a
Profession of Faith followed by the celebration of Confirmation and the Eucharist.