The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Contact: Karen Smith, Pastoral Minister



Are you searching for a deeper relationship with God?
Do you have questions about the Catholic Faith?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process welcomes anyone who has a desire to know more about the Catholic Church.


This process is for those who have:


  • never been baptized
  • been baptised in another faith denomination
  • been baptized in the Catholic faith but have not celebrated Confirmation and/or First Eucharist


In the RCIA process, we gather together to:


  • question
  • learn
  • share
  • explore
  • pray


about what it means to be a Catholic Christian in the world today.


This process is tailored to welcome and respect each person on their unique journey of faith.


There is no set time frame; everyone will proceed at their own comfort level with the help and support of our RCIA team.
Persons enter the Catholic Church when they are ready, though many adults who are not baptized enter the Church at the Easter Vigil, where they celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation:


  • Baptism
  • Confirmation
  • First Eucharist


Those who are already baptized are received into Full Communion with the Catholic Church at various times throughout the year depending upon their faith background and their readiness.


We would love to explore the possibility be becoming a baptized member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church.


Please contact Karen Smith by phone(989-652-3259)
or email ( for more information.