RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
No matter where you are along your faith journey, Christ the King is here to accompany and support you! Parishes all over the world welcome new Catholics during the Easter Vigil through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), a framework offering prayerful discernment, reflection, and formation that helps introduce them to Catholic beliefs and practices as well as deepen their relationship with God. This period of inquiry has no set timetable as every individual's faith journey is personal and different.
If you have never been baptized and wish to become Catholic, or if you would like to share your faith knowledge and experiences as part of our parish's RCIA team, please contact our Faith Formation office at (518) 464-4776 or by clicking the e-mail button below. We also offer formation for adults who have been baptized Catholic but have not yet received the sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation ~ as well as for adults who have been baptized in another Christian community and are seeking full reception into the Catholic Church through receiving the sacraments.
Christ the King has an amazing RCIA team: Maureen McAuliffe, Bridget Scally, and Fran Schmidt. They meet on a flexible schedule and typically begin sessions each September. We are sincerely grateful to them for prayerfully and compassionately accompanying individuals along their faith journeys!
We proudly welcomed Michael Kim during Christ the King's 2022 Easter Vigil! He received the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. Above, catechist Sr. Karyl Fredricks prays with Michael during Morning Prayer, before the Vigil.