Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults


 What is the RCIA?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process used by Catholic parishes to welcome and prepare adults who are exploring becoming Catholic (or if already Catholic, completing their Sacraments of Initiation). It is a journey of faith in community, during which information about the Catholic faith is shared and the drawing of one’s heart closer to God are joined to help the person live a fuller Christian life. We meet weekly on Tuesday evenings beginning in mid-September and ending in April. If the participant chooses to complete the process and is ready, they generally join the Church and receive their Sacraments at the celebration of the Easter Vigil, on Holy Saturday evening.

Got Questions…RCIA has Answers:

  • Why do Catholics do the things they do?
  • What is the MASS all about anyway?
  • What do Catholics believe and why?
  • How is the Catholic faith different from other faith traditions?
  • What is the role of Mary and the Saints for Catholics?
  • What’s what in the Church (Guided Tour)

For more information and questions about joining RCIA, contact our RCIA Coordinator, Char Mies at 913-422-5700, ext. 241 (work) or 913-522-6556 (cell) or via email at charlene.mies@shoj.org.  


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Regular Liturgy Schedule

Weekday Mass Times

  • Tuesday through Friday 6:30 & 8:15 a.m.

  • Weekend Mass

    Vigil Mass:

    • Sat. 4:30 p.m. Live Stream During Quarantine

    Sunday Mass:
    • 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. (9:30 Mass is Live Streamed) & 11:00 a.m.

    Weekly Reconciliation:

  • Tuesdays 7:00 a.m. — 8:00 a.m.
  • Fridays 7:00 a.m. — 8:00 a.m.
  • Saturdays 3:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.

  • Holy Days of Obligation

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