Persons interested in becoming members of the Catholic Church are asked to participate in the process called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Classes begin in late summer/early fall, leading to the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil on the evening of Holy Saturday. Classes generally meet once a week. The process also involves several rituals which are celebrated at weekend Parish Masses throughout the process.
Called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children, this process is comparable to the one used for adults, the RCIA. This follows a weekly schedule of classes generally from late summer to the following Easter. It is for children second grade and up, who have not been baptized, and/or have not been attending church and have not been receiving catechetical instruction. This process also includes several rituals which are observed at weekend Parish Masses. Typically, one parent accompanies the child/children and when possible, Catholic families act as a sponsor.