RCIA, the Right of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a program designed for aduts who wish to be baptized into the Catholic Church. It is also availble to those who were baptized but never raised Catholic or confimed into the faith.

This program is geared toward those considering becoming Catholic, as well as those who want to gain a better understanding of the basics of the Catholic Faith.

If you are interested or have questions,


Deb Rudolph 252-1363 Ext. 1103         

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RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

One of the most important tasks we, as Catholics are called to is to “take the Good News of the Risen Jesus Christ to the world” – that is the mission of the Roman Catholic Church! We are called by our baptism to share in the work of the Church in bringing all people to know and love Jesus Christ.


When we think of this task on a large scale—the world— it can be overwhelming and we might question just how we can do anything about that. Perhaps what we need to do is to examine our own world, the one surrounding us in a more immediate sense; our family, our neighbors, our co-workers, our friends. Not quite so overwhelming is it? How can you bring others to know and love Jesus Christ? How can you bring others to the Church? INVITE! The ways in which one can invite are as many and varied as people themselves. For those who are interested in the Catholic Faith and a relationship with Jesus, your invitation may be fruitful. We will leave that up to God. But we, as baptized Catholics must participate in the invitation.


The Catholic Church is well prepared to journey with those who are interested in learning more; those who may have responded to your invitation. RCIA – The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a well-designed process of teaching and companioning new disciples and those who would like to renew their Catholic faith. RCIA consists of meetings and classes, rites and rituals that are shared within the parish community. If you know of someone who may be interested, talk to them, invite them. Then, if necessary let me know and I, too, will invite them into the RCIA process.



Deb Rudolph

St. Francis Xavier Parish    

219 2nd Street North

P.O. Box 150

Sartell, MN 56377     ​

Phone: (320) 252-1363


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