Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) 

Contact: Carrie Montemayor  cmontemayor@sjfay.com


Are you a non-Catholic adult who wants to know more about the basic beliefs of the Catholic Church?  Do you want to become Catholic?  Are you a baptized Catholic in need of the sacraments of Confirmation and/or Eucharist?

Start the process now to inquire into the Catholic faith or receive your sacraments by scheduling an initial interview with Carrie Montemayor, Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation, at 479-442-0890 x244. Starting the process does not require a commitment to become Catholic. It just opens the door.

This year's RCIA session runs from the last week of August 2021 through Easter 2022 and will meet once a week with two additional Saturday retreats. Most meetings will be in person, with Covid precautions in place. The Tuesday evening group will meet from 6:30-8:30. A Friday daytime group may also be offered depending upon demand. Please contact me as soon as possible if this is your preference. Nursery will not be available this year. Contact Carrie now to reserve your spot.


Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC)

Contact: Maria Vazquez  mvazquez@sjfay.com


RCIC prepares children over the age of reason (seven years of age), who have not been baptized or children baptized in another denomination and wish to become Catholic for the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism (if not baptized), Confirmation, and Eucharist. 

For more information, please contact Maria Vazquez at 479-442-0890 x150 or mvazquez@sjfay.com or Amy Booker at 479-442-0890 x152 or  For children under the age of seven who need to be baptized please click here.