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RCIA Contact:

100 E. Eighth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-3131
Fax: (513) 421-6271

Jeremy Helmes
Director, Divine Worship & Sacraments

Denise Warnecke
Regional Director, Office of Evangelization & Discipleship


The Rite of Christian

Initiation of Adults




The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process by which those who wish to join the Catholic faith community are welcomed and introduced to the beliefs and practices of the Church. For those not yet baptized, this process leads to the Easter Vigil where they receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Those who have been previously baptized in another Christian tradition are invited to participate fully in the Church through the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. Learn More

Important Dates for RCIA





“How are we doing?”Pastoral Considerations Regarding RCIA in Your Parish
  “What does the Rite say?”How to Honor the Baptism of Candidates
“What formation does a child need?”The Initiation of Children of Catechetical Age
“What about marriage and the RCIA?”Notes from the Archdiocesan Matrimonial Tribunal
“Who do I need on my RCIA Team?”Ministries in the Parish RCIA Process

“What are themes that go along with the Sunday Readings?”
 Year A Doctrinal Topics          Year B Doctrinal Topics          Year C Doctrinal Topics

RCIA Resources


Archdiocesan RCIA Team
The mission of the RCIA Team of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is to advance the full implementation of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults throughout the Archdiocese. Learn More