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Rite of Christian Initiation For Adults - RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process of initiation and conversion

given, at the Vatican level, to Roman Catholic Churches worldwide to provide a spiritual journey for seekers.

For the seeker (Catechumen) it is a spiritual journey in preparation for the

Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist -- the Sacraments of Initiation.


For those baptized in other faith traditions (Candidates), the RCIA is a spiritual journey of full communion

with the Roman Catholic Church through preparation for the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.

During Lent the candidate prepares for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.


Youngstown City Regional RCIA

In the Youngstown City Regional RCIA, the catechumen and candidate join with seekers

from other parishes at a central location for their preparation.

The individual’s parish is the primary site for the experience of conversion, as well, which also involves

participation in the service and social events of the parish. It is primary site for the rituals or ceremonies of

the RCIA and for the Easter Vigil Mass during which the Sacraments of Initiation are celebrated:

Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.

Please contact Regina Oliva at 330-506-9803 or to inquire about the RCIA process.

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Elizabeth Roux of St. Angela Merici Parish

receives the Sacrament of Confirmation at the 2022 Easter Vigil Mass 

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Sam Inskeep of St. Patrick Church

receives the Sacrament of Baptism at the

2022 Easter Vigil Mass

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