The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a program for non-Catholic persons who want to explore the possibility of becoming members of the Roman Catholic Church. It is open to persons who have never been baptized and who now desire to be baptized Catholic, and to persons who have already been baptized in another Christian tradition and who now wish to be initiated fully into the Catholic community. The RCIA program involves weekly meetings beginning in the early Fall and continuing through the following Spring. The program includes formal instruction in the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church, activities to help the person deepen his or her relationship with God, and other activities meant to incorporate the individual into the Catholic community.

Beginning the process does not oblige one to complete it.

Persons interested in learning more about the RCIA program and parishioners who want to assist those persons who are participating in the RCIA program should contact Michele McHale-Pickard, Carl McColman, or Fran McColman by phone at 404-378-4588, or by email at rcia@stmga.org.

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RCIA information sessions
Our informal information sessions are for:

  • those who would like more information on the RCIA process
  • those returning to the practice of the Catholic faith
  • those currently in another Christian denomination and thinking about coming into the Catholic Church
  • those not currently active in any faith tradition (Christian or not)

RCIA information sessions:
Sunday May 28th 10:30-11:45 am
Sunday June 25th 10:30-11:45 am
Sunday July 23rd 10:30-11:45 am
Sunday August 27th 10:30-11:45 am

All sessions will meet in the St. Julie room in the parish offices.

RCIA class reunion
Its RCIA class reunion time! If you’ve been through the RCIA process or acted as a Sponsor ( or both!) in the past, come join us to celebrate and discuss where you are now, how we can continue to walk with you and ideas you may have about the process.

Sunday August 13th 3pm-5pm

We’ll meet in the St.Julie & STM parish library.