The process by which adults come into the Church has come to be known as "the RCIA", which is short for "The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults." 

Who is the process for?

  1. The unbaptized. The primary focus of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is on those who are not already Christian and have not been catechized.
  2. Baptized but uncatechized. Those who have been baptized either as Roman Catholics or as members of another Christian community but did not receive further catechetical formation or instruction. These typically have also not celebrated confirmation nor Eucharist.
  3. Those seeking full Catholic Communion. These are baptized, practicing Christians from other denominations who seek entry into the Catholic Church.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A)
R.C.I.A. is a program designed for those students who are interested in receiving the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist (First Communion) and Confirmation. If you are interested in receiving your Sacraments you may fill out one of the two forms listed below and return them to the office of University Ministry.

fill out this form if you:
• Have never been Baptized, but wish to become Catholic.
• Have been Baptized in another Christian denomination and wish to become Catholic.
• Have been Baptized Catholic, but wish to receive the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation.
• Have been baptized Catholic and have received First Communion, but wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Sacramental Preparation Sessions
Sacramental preparation gatherings are being offered on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in the Convent Community Room. Sessions begin each year in September and continue until the First Sunday of Lent.


Contact University Ministry at

© Copyright 2014, Our Lady of the Lake University, 411 S.W. 24th St., San Antonio, TX 78207 | Tele: 210-434-6711