The initials R.C.I.A. stands for the "Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults." This process of the Catholic Church is oriented towards non Catholics who are searching and inquiring about the Catholic way of life. At the end of a one year process, the Catechists, together with Catechumen
/Candidate, determine their readiness to be received into the Catholic Church or receive the sacrament they are preparing for.
This process also meets the need of Catholic who have a desire to learn more about their faith and who for some reason have not made their First Communion or been confirmed. While this process is oriented for adults, it accepts the following:
(Children 07 to 13 years of age who are baptized in the Catholic Church are to register in the Regular Faith Formation Program or Catechesis Familiar. If parents are lacking a Sacrament sand children are in need of Sacraments as well, they will attend RCIA as a family.)