Holy Family
Notre Dame
Roman Catholic Parish
4731 Burke Road
Port Alberni, BC   V9Y 5P1

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process by which adults are initiated into the faith of the Roman Catholic Church.


The RCIA process is a series of carefully planned stages, marked by liturgical rites in the presence of the whole community, in which new Catholics embark on a continuing and deepening conversion into faith and discipleship.


The RCIA takes the distinctive history and spiritual needs of each person into account, differentiating between the baptized and the unbaptized, the catechized and the uncatechized. The needs of mature, practicing Christians from other faith traditions are considered on an individual basis


A Catholic Sponsor assists in the process as new believers need careful preparation and caring support as they enter into the mysteries of Christ and the commitment of Christian living


If you are interested in becoming Catholic or learning about the Catholic faith, please contact Terri-Ann Wynans at 250-731-7134.