The Catholic University of America


       RCIA and Confirmation                  

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is designed for those students who, after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely wish to begin the journey of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their hearts. By God's help they will be strengthened spiritually during this journey of faith and at the proper time will receive the sacraments of BaptismConfirmation and First Eucharist. The Confirmation program is designed for those baptized Catholics who have received first communion and have had basic religious education and who want to complete their initiation into the Church.

The RCIA & Confirmation inquiry sessions will meet on Tuesdays 9/15 and 9/29  at 7:30 PM in the Campus Ministry Lounge and on 9/20 after the 11 am Sunday Mass at St. Vincent's Chapel. The meetings will run approximately an hour to an hour and a half and will include prayer and a presentation on a topic concerning Church doctrine and Christian discipleship. Those individuals who have chosen to journey through the RCIA process will then proceed to the take catechesim class that follows the 11:00AM Mass on Sundays at St. Vincents Chapel. This class will meet at the Regan auditorium for the rest of the school year. Lunch is provided.Please check the calendar below for details of meeting times and place.

Click here for the 2015-2016 RCIA & Confirmation Calendar.

If you have questions or just want to talk about whether the RCIA  or Confirmation might be for you, contact Fr. Eric de la Peña, OFM Conv  ( or Campus Ministry at or call 202-319-5575. You can sign up for RCIA activities at