Becoming Catholic

The RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

RCIA in its purest form is for those adults who have not yet been baptised-however in reality those that are converting from other Christian religions often go through the RCIA as well- and certain provisions need to be made for this.

The RCIA is a process by which adults are introduced to the life of the Catholic Church through catechesis and liturgy.

When an adult becomes Catholic they receive all 3 sacraments of initiation at the same time-Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.

Vatican II said that RCIA should be the proper way of initiating adults.

Taken from: http://www.rcia.org.au/parish-information/what-is-the-rcia-process.html