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Becoming a Catholic or the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - RCIA

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Each year during the Easter season, the Church welcomes new members through Baptism and for those who are coming from other Christian traditions, through profession of faith.  The Church also celebrates Confirmation and reception of First Eucharist for those who have not completed their initiation in the Catholic Community

About the program
The journey toward full participation in the Catholic community is meant to touch our heads and our hearts.  Weekly meetings provide time for questions from participants, in-put on a specific topic, discussion and preparation for the following Sunday's liturgy.  These meetings also provide time for personal reflection, prayer and community-building with others who are on the faith journey. 

This fall, the group will meet on Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 PM, beginning Tuesday, September 16.

If you have questions about becoming a Catholic or about completing your initiation with the sacraments of First Eucharist and/or Confirmation, email Sr. Mary.

Inquirers and Seekers
Students come to Boston College with varied backgrounds in religion.  Finding themselves on a Catholic campus where religion plays a significant role, Catholics and non-Catholics alike may have questions about beliefs and practices in the Catholic Church.  Campus Ministry offers a variety of resources for questioners.  In addition, campus ministers are happy to meet with you and offer suggestions.  Please visit this page for more information on our Campus Ministers. 

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