The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

“I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full.”

John 10:10
  • Are you considering becoming Catholic?
  • Are you a Catholic interested in receiving First Communion & Confirmation?
  • Are you a confirmed Catholic who’s ready to explore your faith anew?
  • Are you looking to return to the Church?

Each year men and women embark on an exploration of the Catholic Faith
Some are deciding if they are called into the Catholic Church; others have been Catholic all their lives and are now interested in discovering what this really means. Together we witness to the fact that our search for God is a lifelong journey, a journey on which we make the most progress when we walk it with others and with intention.

Interested? Join us for R.C.I.A.

Please print the registration form and return the completed form to the Parish Office or scan/email to parish@stmarychandler.org. Classes begin in September and continue through Easter & Pentecost.


Dcn. Paul Hursh | deacon.hursh@gmail.com

Dcn. Joe Ryan | joe.ryan@stmarychandler.org

Volunteers Needed for the 2020-2021 RCIA/Confirmation Core Team

  • Sponsors/Godparents: Guide students on their journey to becoming fully initiated Catholics and attend events throughout the year (some classes, Rites, actual reception of sacraments, pray for them, etc.)
  • Classroom Group Leaders: Attend class weekly from September – May and provide support to teacher and students.
  • Administrative Coordinator: Track registration, paperwork, payment, automate checklists, and work St. Mary’s staff.
  • Communications/Activities/Homework Coordinator: Communicate with students (past/present), St. Mary’s staff, and guest speakers regarding events, homework, updates and retreats via phone and email.
  • Prayer Team: Pray for RCIA/Confirmation leaders and students during class or at other times.
  • Materials, Room Prep Coordinator: Copy class materials, set up tables/chairs/audio visual equipment; and decorate the room to reflect Liturgical Calendar.

NOTE: All volunteers must be living their Catholic Faith and firm in the teachings of the Catholic Church.