The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which interested adults

and older children are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith and way of life. 


At Saint Josephine Bakhita, we have an RCIA program in place to minister to all who desire to become full members of the Church.

​Examples of people who qualify include:

  • a child around seven or older who is connected to the Church
        but has not been baptized;

  • someone who is a member of another faith denomination
        who is feeling called to the Catholic Church;

  • someone who has been connected to the Catholic Church
         for a while but has never been baptized;

  • someone who has been baptized in the Catholic Church
        but has not received very much religious education, 
        First Eucharist or Confirmation.

​​We ask for the prayers and support of the entire parish community as we continue to grow in our ministry of welcoming new members through the R.C.I.A. process.

If you are intersted in enter the Roman Catholic Church through this process please contact Deacon Michael Ward (see contact inforamtion below)   

Adult Confirmation

Adult Confirmation is for baptized Catholics who for various reasons may not have received the Sacrament of Confirmation as a young person, and desires to complete their full initiation into the Catholic faith as an adult. The process for doing this involves a shorter period of exploration, orientation and instruction than does the full Rite of Initiation of Adults, and is offered periodically based upon demand.

CONTACT:  Those with any interest or questions about RCIA or Adult Confirmation are encouraged to contact Deacon Michael Ward at 860-529-3222 Ext 14 and leave a message or by email using the contact form HERE 

Deacon Michael would be happy to hear from you !