Becoming Catholic

What does Faith offer you?

Eternal Life.


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


The classes are held on Tuesday nights at 7:30 PM beginning in mid-Spetember in

Saint Agnes Classroom (107).


Information Form
If you feel ready to begin the RCIA process, please complete this form, and return it to James Blankenship, 37730 Saint Francis CT, Purcellville VA 20132 or drop it by the Parish Office.
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RCIA syllabus 2017-2018.pdf
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37730 St. Francis Court

Purcellville, VA  20132


In case of emergency 540-338-6440


Parish Office 540-338-6381

FAX 540-338-6431

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

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