Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a program through which adults prepare to enter the Catholic Church. It is a period of discernment which will answer many questions for new or aspiring Catholics and includes discussion, prayer, friendship, and mutual support for you in your decision making.  

If you are interested in becoming a Roman Catholic or have any questions about the process, please speak to our pastor, Fr. Buckler, or contact the Director of Religious Education, Paul Kankiewicz, at 828-264-8338 or stehc.formation@gmail.com.