RCIA, or the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, is a sacred and ancient part of St. Teresa of Avila that helps those who wish to become Catholic. RCIA is for anyone not baptized, or not baptized within the Catholic Church, who wishes to explore what it means to be Catholic and begin making the journey toward being a member of the Catholic Faith.

RCIA gatherings begin in September, but as the process is ongoing, anyone is welcomed to sit in on a gathering at any time.

Members of the community are also welcomed to sit in on RCIA gatherings even if they are fully Catholic. If you feel the need to refresh and help the catechumens and candidates on their journey, we would love to have you present. Please contact the Parish Office at (773) 528-6650 for more information.