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The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or R.C.I.A., is an adult faith formation process of conversion leading to reception into full communion with the Catholic Church. The R.C.I.A. may serve your needs if you were:

-Baptized in another Christian denomination and now wish to explore coming into full communion with the Catholic Church

-An adult wanting to be baptized into the Catholic faith.

-Baptized in the Catholic faith but are in need of receiving the sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation.

If you have ever reflected on making such a decision, be at peace! God, the Holy Spirit, is calling you and He will lead you. The R.C.I.A. process will help you to grow in faith and understanding of the teachings of Jesus and His Church.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adult Classes begin in the early fall each year and continue until after the Easter the following year. The Wednesday night classes are held in the St. Anne convent adjacent to the church.

A link to answers to some of the questions you may have can be found at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website below:

If you are interested in these classes, you may call the St. Anne rectory at 610-867-5039 or contact our R.C.I.A. coordinator Dawn Tobin at 610-737-8067.

You may also contact our RCIA team via email at

    St. Anne Catholic Church
    450 East Washington Avenue, Bethlehem, PA, 18017

    Phone : (610)867-5039

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