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St. Rose of Lima
130 Beach 84th Street
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693
Mrs. Bridget Murphy

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The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a program for people interested in the Catholic faith, whether they are non-Catholics thinking about becoming Catholic, or Catholics who wish to learn more and/or embrace  the Catholic faith. The program starts with a period of instruction and progresses into a more in-depth experience of Catholicism and then invites participants into a process of initiation. Often this includes the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism (for those not yet baptized, or baptized in another denomination), Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist.

People never baptized or those who have only received baptism enter this program geared for adult learning. The program meets once a week usually from September until Easter. Classes are held in English and Spanish.