The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is for anyone age seven or older seeking to be baptized and/or enter into the Catholic Church or for adult Catholics seeking completion of the Sacraments of Initiation (e.g., Confirmation or Eucharist). The Church welcomes those who want to join themselves to Christ through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist. We also welcome Christians from other Christian denominations who are already baptized and wish to complete their sacraments of initiation in the Catholic Church. The RCIA journey is a time of inquiry, learning, prayer, and community as a candidate discerns God’s call in their life. 

2020-2021 RCIA Calendar and Syllabus

2020-2021 RCIA Schedule

Corpus Christi partners with St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in the RCIA process. This includes sharing staff leaders, facilities, and small group sessions. For the 2020-2021 preparation year, all RCIA sessions will meet at Saint Rose of Lima Parish Center, located at 2048 Hamline Ave, Roseville. RCIA meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 PM. 


Corpus Christi is always in need of parishioners who are willing to share the experience of their faith with others by becoming a sponsor in the RCIA journey. Sponsors participate in all small group sessions and rites with our Catechumens. 

Coordinator of Faith Formation

Laura Schaad

Laura Schaad is a cradle Catholic who continues to learn and grow in the beautiful faith of the Church. She graduated from College of Saint Benedict in May 2019 with a BA in Theology and Secondary Education. While undergoing her student teaching experience, Laura heard God calling her to teach the faith in a parish church instead of a traditional school classroom. She is delighted to be a part of the Corpus Christi community and is excited to care for and learn from the parishioners here. Laura hopes to connect with every community member over a possible common love for cooking, baking, books, TV shows, Minnesota, and of course, Catholicism.