The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) is a process by which men and women, who are interested in the Catholic faith, journey toward full initiation in the faith by study of the teachings of the Faith, Scripture, Liturgy, Service and Faith Sharing. The importance of both the teachings of our Church and the establishment of community are essential to this process. Priests and the parish team work together with those inquiring about and desiring the Catholic faith. This is a great opportunity to help bring others into the faith by witnessing your own faith. This process is also for children of catechetical age preparing for Initiation. Ministries include catechists and sponsors.