Catholic Mission

RCIA

What is RCIA?

As a Catholic faith community, Notre Dame has been blessed to be able to provide sacramental prep for all students. In the past, some students just needed their Confirmation.  Others entered into the RCIA process. 
 
Who may attend the RCIA? 
The RCIA (Rite of Christian Inhiation of Adults) is for:
  • Persons at the age of reason (7 years and older) who follow a process to help them grow in awareness to God's call to conversion as well as ways to respond to that call. They are considered catechumens.

  • Baptized in another Christian Church... those catechized and uncatechized persons from a faith tradition other than Catholic who are seeking full communion with the Roman Catholic Church (Eucharist and Confirmation). They are considered candidates.

  • Baptized but uncatechized Catholic Adults (7 years and older).. persons who were baptized as infants in the Catholic Church yet not given any religious upbringing within the Catholic Tradition. These adults will be prepared to celebrate the sacraments of penance, confirmation and eucharist. They are also considered candidates.
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation as well as the RCIA would occur throughout the school year at a time that works best for the students. Celebration of the Sacraments would occur at the Easter Liturgy at Notre Dame during Holy Week.


Are you a student who was never baptized, but has been thinking about entering the Catholic Church, then RCIA is for you...

Are you a student who was baptized in a faith tradition other than the Catholic Church, but have been thinking about becoming Catholic, then RCIA is for you …

Are you a student who was baptized in the Catholic Church, but never received your First Holy Communion and Confirmation? Then RCIA is for you…

If you would like to find out more about the RCIA process here at Notre Dame High School, contact Mrs. Hart at hart@ndnj.org.

Notre Dame High School

Located on 100 beautiful acres in Central New Jersey, Notre Dame High School, founded in 1957, is a college preparatory school for grades 9 - 12, preparing young men and women for lives of purpose, built upon a foundation of Catholic faith, with a commitment to academics, co-curricular activities and service to others.