Becoming a Catholic/RCIA


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) at St. Martha's

The Rite of Christian Initiation is the process by which those who are not baptized, those who are baptized into a christian tradition other than Roman Catholic, and those Catholics who were baptized as infants but have not celebrated either Confirmation or First Eucharist are invited to complete their adult Christian initiation.

Those who have been baptized into the Catholic tradition and who have practiced their faith and have received the sacraments of First Eucharist and First Reconciliation but have not yet been confirmed, would take part in the Adult Confirmation Preparation Program.

Anyone interested in the Catholic Church is invited to contact Director of Religious Education and Evangelization, Mrs. Paula Atchley at 504-366-4142. Initially, there is a personal interview where those interested may ask questions, and obtain information about the process.