Welcome to Saint Francis Xavier R.C.I.A

(Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

The second Vatican Council restored for the Latin Church 'the catechumenate for adults, comprising several distinct steps.'  ...Today in all the rites, Latin and Eastern, the Christian initiation of adults begins with their entry into the catechumenate and reaches its culmination in a single celebration of the three sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist."          
Catechism of the Catholic Church, taken from paragraphs 1232-1233 

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church is eager to welcome anyone who might be interested in learning more about the Catholic Church!  The R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process designed to provide a study of the Catholic beliefs and practices for those wishing to become members. Sessions begin in September and usually meet weekly until the week after Easter. Participants who choose may be received into the Church at the Easter Vigil.​

For more information go to the RCIA pages on the USCCB website.

Sister Janet Marie

Pastoral Associate

Phone:                             205-803-5427
Email:        sjmflemming@sfxbirmingham.com

Learn more about topics discussed at RCIA!

Morality and the Ten Commandments   Fr. Greg Bittner           44.6 MB

Last Things                                                   Fr. Robert Sullivan      42.7 MB

Mary and the Saints                                    Fr. Robert Sullivan      43.1 MB

Paschal Mystery                                           Fr. Robert Sullivan      29.8 MB

Baptism and Confirmation                         Fr. Robert Sullivan      42.9 MB

Eucharist                                                       Fr. Robert Sullivan      43.0 MB

Mass and Adoration                                    Fr. Robert Sullivan     20.8 MB

Reconciliation                                               Fr. Robert Sullivan     43.0 MB

Marriage and Holy Orders                         Fr. Robert Sullivan     43.2 MB

Profession of Faith                                       Fr. Robert Sullivan      43.1 MB

Catholic Practices                                        Fr. Robert Sullivan      43.0 MB