Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Contact: Sr. Kathleen Kane, SSMN

E-mail Sr. Kathleen

Phone: 843-681-6350, ext. 266

Scheduled Meetings: Family Center – Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.

Ministry Mission:The Pastoral Associate, the Priests, Deacons, Lay Leaders and Director of Religious Education provide instruction on the Catholic faith to individuals seeking to learn more about the Catholic faith and to those who are looking for full communion with the Church. It is a program of inquiry and instruction leading to initiation into the Catholic Church with celebration of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.  Baptized Catholics who have not had the opportunity to celebrate Confirmation and/or First Communion are also welcome.

Congratulations to the 2016 RCIA Candidates who celebrated the Sacraments of Baptism , Confirmation and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil March 26.  Thank you to their Sponsors and Godparents who supported them on their Journey of Faith.


For adults and children interested in becoming Catholic and /or celebrating the sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist

RCIA, The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, begins Wednesday September 21, 2016 at 6:00 to 7:15 PM in the Family Center. The RCIC, Rite of Christian Initiation for children also begins at that time for children 7 to 15 years old who have not been baptized. A series of sessions highlighting the essentials of the Catholic Faith will be presented. Parishioners or Parents who wish to attend these sessions for ongoing education in the faith may participate in any or all of the sessions. Walk- ins are welcome. A complete calendar for the year – September to March is available on our church website- www.stfrancishhi.org; click on Formation, and under adult formation- RCIA.

For further information, phone the church office at 843-681-6350 ext 266

RCIA Program Overview

RCIA Registration Form

Current Ministry Activities:

RCIA Calendar 2016-2017

Current and Past Ministry Activities:

Photo Library of Past RCIA Candidates

Testimonies (Candidates and Sponsors)