RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)


RCIA will begin again in fall 2018 but it is never too early to begin the journey

Interested people, please contact the Sacred Heart Parish Offices at 225-7065 

What is RCIA & RCIC?

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) and Children (RCIC)

These programs are the process by which we catechize those who want to explore the Catholic faith, and for those who may desire to join the Church.  We also have many Catholic adults join class who wish to complete their sacraments.

 What does an RCIA class do?

During class we emphasize the conversion process by which we become intentional disciples of Jesus Christ, living a fully engaged Catholic life.  We study Holy Scripture, the Catholic Catechism, and the Church history.  We pray together and we learn many varieties of prayer.  RCIA strives to foster relationship with Jesus Christ through the fullness of the Catholic Church.

 RCIA Sponsors

Confirmed, active, adult Catholics interested in being an RCIA sponsor for our new candidates (previously baptized in a trinitarian baptism) and catechumens (those not baptized), will be given instruction on the aspects of sponsorship throughout the RCIA process. 


Those Catholics who are well into their conversion process, who have an intentional relationship with Jesus Christ through the Church, are invited to inquire about providing personal witness and possibly teaching particular subjects of your strength.  The responsibility would be to journey with the class through the year and also help them acclimate into the parish life.

 When is Class?

Children:  Classes begin in the early Fall.  Children meet Wednesdays at 5 PM, or Thursdays at 3:45 PM, in the Faith Formation room, here on the Sacred Heart campus. 

Adults:  To be determined

RCIA Coordinator:  Please contact Parish Priests to register for classes. 605- 225-7065


 Rite of Election,

Easter Vigil, Rite of Initiation and Rite of Reception into Full Communion into the Catholic Church, time to be announced.