Christian Initiation of Adults

Ascension welcomes all those who turn to the Catholic Church seeking Baptism and reception into full communion with the Catholic Church. Adults who have never received their First Communion, Confirmation, or who wish to return to the practice of the faith are also welcome.

Through the catechumenate, as described in the RCIA, unbaptized people are formed in the faith and welcomed into the community of believers. Adults are baptized at the Easter Vigil. Adults baptized in other Christian communities who wish to become Catholic are affirmed in their faith and immersed in the Catholic tradition. They are received into the full communion of the Catholic Church when they are ready, at any time of the year. Catechists and sponsors from the parish accompany those interested in these journeys.

Catholic adults who are practicing the faith and who have received their First Communion, but who have never been confirmed are invited to participate in the Archdiocesan adult Confirmation program. Preparation classes and celebrations of Confirmation take place in several areas of the Archdiocese each year.

Adults who wish to make their First Communion or return to the church are welcomed according to their individual needs.

For more information, please contact Vicky Tufano