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The USCCB states "Each year on Holy Saturday during the Easter Vigil,  thousands of are baptized into the Catholic Church in the United States. Parishes welcome these new Catholics through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)" 

RCIA is the pathway through which Adults and older children enter into full communion with the Catholic Church. These new Catholics have completed a journey that may have lasted several years to several months.

Here at Our Lady of Charity we welcome any one who has questions about our faith to join us first for Mass and then, if you  wish to seek more information through conversation with our members, our administrator, Fr Bryan Zielenieski or through the RCIA program. 

The USCCB has provided some information here.


There are many resources on line for people who are considering making the journey to become Catholic. Here are a few good ones:

The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops and the Diocese of Buffalo both offer insights: USCCB's may be found here.

Resources from Diocese of Buffalo are here.

The Vatican site is a treasure trove of information. This is what they offer on the R.C.I.A journey.

Resources From Other Reputable Sources  and both give great explanations as to what steps are involved in the journey. 

This site has some awesome resources for those in the ministry of accompanying and teaching R.C.I.A. candidates.

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