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The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ joy is constantly born anew.

~Pope Francis

~Are you wondering about the meaning and depth of God’s love?

~Are you interested in hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed?  

~Are you consciously and freely seeking the living God?  

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, known as RCIA in the Catholic Church, is the restoration of the ancient practice of initiating adults in the Catholic Christian community.  

Christian initiation is concerned with the fundamental values of the Christian way of life.  At Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the RCIA process helps many respond to God’s call.  Together, the RCIA community discerns and welcomes God’s invitation to embrace life in the Catholic Christian community. 

There are 4 periods in the initiation process: 

~ Period of Inquiry

~ Period of Catechumenate

~ Period of Purification and Enlightenment

~ Period of Mystagogy.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help provides RCIA to both English and Spanish speakers.

If you are interested in learning more about RCIA contact Mary Pat Haywood at or call the church office 423-622-7232.

To register for RCIA on the website formation/RCIA.



RCIA 2019-2020


RCIA Adult Inquirer Information Form
  • Information on this form is held in confidence and is not shared without your permission.

  • If you answered "yes:" to Question #, please provide the following information.  Otherwise, continue on Question #

  • If your status is "engaged" please answer the following questions

  • If you status is "married" please answer the following questions.

  • Please list the name(s) below of any children or other dependents by relationship, name and age.

    Example (Daughter - Jane, Stepson - John)

August 2021