RCIA 2019-2020 classes meet every  Wednesday at 5pm in the parish office.

Rite of Welcoming celebrated during the 10:30am Mass on Feb. 2, 2020

Rite of Election, Sat., Feb. 29, 2020      at the Cathedral of Sst. Peter & Paul, Philadelphia, PA


To register contact Donna Sciacca, DRE at the parish office 610-847-5521 or via email at prep@stjohnsottsville.org (link to download registration form below).

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (and Teens)

“To convert somebody go and take them by the hand and guide them.” ~ St. Thomas Aquinas

For Adults who have not been baptized and are interested in exploring the Catholic faith, beliefs and practices are invited to participate in the RCIA program.

This is a process of prayer, reflection and study spread overs several months (Oct.-May), during which the inquirer participates in Catholic life and worship. The focus of the process is Christian Conversion, a change of heart in which the individual turns toward God and away from whatever is in the way of living a full Christian life.

For TeensHas a teen you know starting asking questions about the Catholic faith?

Teen RCIA is for teens 15 – 19 yrs of age, who have not completed reception of the Sacraments of Initiation; or may be interested in joining the Roman Catholic faith.  Offering teens the time and environment to be formed in the teachings and practices of Catholicism. Preparation for full communion into the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Initiation.

To register for either of our RCIA  programs, please contact Donna Sciacca, DRE at the parish office or complete the online registration form below and return to the parish office.

 Registration Form(pdf)

Youth, 14 yrs. and under, who have been baptized and are interested in returning to complete the reception of their Sacraments of Initiation – visit our PREP page.