R.C.I.A., or Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the process by which interested
adults undertake a journey of conversion leading to initiation into the Catholic
Church at Easter. The RCIA is not a "sign-up" for becoming a Catholic. It is a time
of no obligation spiritual formation during which we look at the meaning of life, the
answers to eternal questions, and the truths, teachings, and practices of the
Catholic Church. Our gatherings are open to all people and as different people
pursue the possibility of becoming Catholic through the RCIA process, they fall
into various categories as follows:
Anyone who is in RCIA simply to check out the possibility and learn more, but is
very much uncertain about making any decision.
An un-baptized person who has made a decision to possibly enter the Catholic
A baptized Christian who has made a decision to possibly enter the Catholic
Church. A candidate can also be a baptized Catholic who has never received First
Communion or any religious instruction.
As you discern God's call, please know of our prayers for you and offer of support
and encouragement. If you have any questions, please email James Blankenship,
the Director of Religious Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The classes are held on Tuesday nights at 7:30 PM beginning in mid-Spetember in
Saint Agnes Classroom (107).
37730 St. Francis Court
Purcellville, VA 20132
In case of emergency 540-338-6440
Parish Office 540-338-6381
Office Hours - M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
(office closed 12noon - 1:15pm daily)
Religious Ed. Office 540-338-4497
RE Office Hours - M-Th 10:30am-4:30pm
GABRIEL PROJECT support for pregnant women, for new mothers or those mothers new to the area. Call 703-841-3810 or visit the website at www.arlingtondiocese.org/familylife/gabriel.aspx. 866-444-3553 www.helpfor prenantwomen.org
PROJECT RACHEL is a post-abortion healing ministry open to anyone who seeks healing afer abortion. Project Rachel 888-456-HOPE www.helpafterabortion.org