Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Adults who are baptized but not practicing the Catholic faith, or for those individuals interested in becoming Catholic, are invited to call the 29GRACEANGELrectory to arrange for an interview with a member of the clergy and to discuss the process of becoming fully initiated in the Catholic community of faith, a process known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). RCIA is the process by which adults enter the Catholic Church. A group of persons meet on a weekly basis to listen to, question, and discuss Catholic doctrine and practices. There are catechists (teachers) and sponsors to assist the people on their journey.

There are four components to RCIA:

  • Instruction
  • Community
  • Developing a prayer life
  • Service to the Church

A candidate is a person who has been baptized in another denomination. We believe in ONE Baptism, so this person is not baptized again. A catechumen is a person who has never been baptized, and therefore will be baptized, preferably, during the Easter Vigil Mass. Candidates and catechumens will be confirmed and receive First Eucharist at the time of their entrance into the Church.

For more information about RCIA or to make an appointment with a priest to discuss further, please contact the rectory office at 314-373-8202.

To obtain a copy of your certificate of Baptism, Marriage, First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation, please contact the parish rectory at 314-373-8202, or you may submit a written request mailed to:

Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
Attn. Sacramental Records
4431 Lindell Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63108

 

Becoming Catholic

Becoming Catholic

Interested in Becoming Catholic? We invite you to contact us to meet with a member of the clergy to learn more about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and the process of becoming a member of the Catholic Church.

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Safe Environment

Safe Environment

The Cathedral Basilica follows the Archdiocese of St. Louis’ Safe Environment Program. The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish

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Gift Shop

Gift Shop

During your visit, you'll find hundreds of items in our Gift Shop, including spiritual keepsakes and unique souvenirs. You can find the gift shop off the west side of the vestibule on the main level of the Cathedral.

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