Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Ministry

RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The RCIA Team works in partnership with adults who are seeking to grow in their faith in God within the Catholic faith and community.  We journey with both baptized and unbaptized who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or are seeking to join the Catholic Church.

“Being involved with RCIA has been a great place for me to journey.  I love to learn, to discover God in places I had yet to notice God.  I feel blessed to share and learn with others who are discerning, growing and manifesting their connection to God in our faith community.”

At St. Joe’s, we are developing an initiation practice based on the premise that the entire parish is the curriculum for RCIA. While we meet from time to time as a group with our inquirers, candidates and catechumens, we want to emphasize connection with individual sponsors and participation in parish ministries and activities.


Roles and Time commitment:

There are various ways to get involved.

  • Team Member: Presently, formation sessions occur twice a month after one of the weekend Masses; a Team Member takes the lead.  We also meet monthly for Team meetings.
  • Dismissal Leader: This facilitator leads a group sharing on the Mass readings for the last half of Mass each week.
  • Sponsor: Many people do not know other Catholics, and we look to match candidates with a sponsor who can journey with them on their faith journey. This is a role we would like to develop further. You will get out more than you put in!
  • One-Time volunteering: Volunteering for a one-time event is also possible.



This varies, but one of the most important qualities of this ministry is to be a good listener.  We can help you discern where your gifts will be best used.


Training:         Provided

Interview:       Let’s chat

Contact:  Michèle Babin                 819-770-3342                     [email protected]

An inclusive community of faith