Becoming Catholic through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) The My Catholic Life! Series is perfect for converts to Catholicism and can be used as a week study of the entire Catholic . During this Rite, the inquirer stands amidst the parish community and states that he or she wants to become a baptized member of the Catholic Church. The parish assembly affirms this desire and the inquirer becomes a Catechumen. The Period of the Catechumenate can last for as long as several years or for a shorter time. It depends on how the.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process by which non-Catholics enter the Catholic Faith. To become a Catholic, one must understand the teachings of the Church, believe in those teachings, and be a baptized Catholic.