The Catholic University of America


The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program 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.


For all who are interested, RCIA & Confirmation inquiry sessions will meet on Tuesdays (9/13, 9/20, and 9/27) at 7:30 PM in the Campus Ministry Lounge. 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 take catechesim classes following the 11:00AM Masses on Sundays at St. Vincents Chapel; lunch will be provided. Please check the link below for details regarding meeting locations, times, and themes.

Click here for the 2017-2018 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  (, Campus Ministry at, and call 202-319-5575. You can sign up for RCIA activities at