Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the program for people who are interested in joining the Catholic Church. The program is conducted by the priests and parish volunteers. Classes are during the 9am Mass.

The RCIA program covers the essential elements of the catechism, including the creed, the sacraments, the commandments, and the Our Father. During the program, participants are enrolled among the Catechumens during Advent. They are welcomed among the Elect during Lent in preparation for the sacraments at the Easter Vigil.

St. Vincent de Paul RCIA program runs September to April on Sunday mornings. To register for the RCIA program contact Karen O'Bryan at (309) 339-4176.

RCIC - Sacrament Preparation for Children

Children who become Catholic or who need to receive one of the Sacraments of Initiation participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC). Their education is adapted to their level. 2nd grade students make their First Reconciliation and First Communion in April. The program of preparation for Confirmation begins in 7th grade. If your child is in need of preparation for a sacrament, contact the Parish Office.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)