The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which interested adults and older children are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith and way of life. Children who were not baptized as infants are also initiated through an adapted process of this rite.
For those who join a RCIA process it is a period of reflection, prayer, instruction, discernment, and formation. There is no set timetable and those who join the process are encouraged to go at their own pace. However, on average the process takes between eight to twelve months.
Please contact Sharon Langenberg, Pastoral Associate, at 319-362-7282 or e-mail: [email protected] for more information.