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Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA )

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults – RCIA – welcomes adults preparing for Baptism and Catholics already baptised who wish to be Confirmed. First session: Thurs 8 October 2020, 8 p.m. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Important Dates:

Thursday 8th October 2020 to Easter 2021 class on each Thursday, 8 p.m. (breaks for Christmas and other dates). A topic is presented each week for consideration and discussion. If you have a Bible please bring it to the sessions.
Please Note, due to covid-19 pandemic,we gather at St Joseph's according to regulations. If it becomes necessary online sessions each Thursday will be offered.

Appel Decisif for all Baptism Candidates: Sat 20 February 2021 at 10 a.m., St Sulpice Church, 75006. Your baptism sponsor to attend with you at this ceremony.

Adult confirmations can also be celebrated at Saint Sulpice each year at Pentecost Vigil (Sat 22 May2021 at 9pm or Nov 2021 at 6:30pm)


For adults who seek to become Catholic, RCIA provides a gradual progress into understanding Catholic belief, a gentle growing involvement in this community, and friendship with other believers. Emphasis is placed on personal decision and spiritual growth. The R.C.I.A. team includes parishioners who accompany candidates on their spiritual journey. Baptisms are celebrated at Saint Joseph's Church every year at Easter Vigil and Adult Confirmations are either at St Joseph's Church on Easter Vigil or sometimes at St Sulpice on Pentecost Vigil). Meetings are held every Thursday at 8pm at St Joseph's Church.

CONTACT : An interview with the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is a pre-requisite to joining the sessions : email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Essential Documents for participants:

  1. Birth Certificate issued within the last 3 Months.
  2. Baptism Certificate issued within the last 3 Months- {Applicable only to Candidates for Confirmation or if already baptised in another Christian Church}
  3. If married, your Marriage Certificate – issued within the past 3 months
  4. Archdiocese of Paris (forms given at the start of RCIA):
  • “Fiche de Renseignements” – Information form
  • “Entrée Catechumenat” – signed by candidates.
  • “Appel décisif” – signed by Baptism candidate
  • “Confirmation” – for those already baptised, preparing for Confirmation
  • A Letter to Cardinal Aupetit by all candidates explaining your request to be baptised/confirmed, key events in your journey of faith and who inspired you to apply for Sacraments.
    adressed to Monseigneur Aupetit, Archbishop of Paris; letter can be in English or French.
  • Name of Sponsor for your reception into the Catholic Church.

RCIA Sacraments of Initiation could not be celebrated last Easter Vigil, 11th April 2020 at 9 p.m. in St Joseph’s Church. 
We are glad that some of our candidates have been baptised, others admitted in Full Communion & confirmed during the summer months.
Confirmations by Archbishop Aupetit were celebrated at St Sulpice for 5 of our candidates on Saturday 12th September 2020.
Please pray for all our RCIA candidates.

 Five candidates received Baptism & Confirmation ; one Full Communion, one Confirmation at Easter Vigil on 20 April 2019, one was confirmed in St Sulpice Church at Pentecost Vigi

One candidate received Baptism & Confirmation and two Full Communion at Easter Vigil on 31st March 2018, one was confirmed in Notre Dame at Pentecost Vigil

Three candidates received their Baptism (Full Communion) and five confirmed at Easter Vigil 15 April 2017, one was confirmed in Notre Dame at Pentecost Vigil

Five candidates received their Baptism (Full Communion) and six confirmed at Easter Vigil 26 March 2016

Five candidates received their Baptism (Full Communion) and four candidates confirmed at Easter Vigil 4 April 2015

Five candidates received their Baptism (Full Communion) and one candidate confirmed at Easter Vigil 19 April 2014

Two candidates received the Sacrament of Confirmation in Notre Dame at Pentecost Vigil 7 June 2014.

Three candidates received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Pentecost Vigil 18 May 2013.

One candidate was baptised and recieved Full Communion and also four candidates confirmed during the Easter Vigil 2013.

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Saint Joseph's Catholic Church
50 Avenue Hoche
75008 Paris, France
33(0)1 42 27 28 56
stjosephparis@wanadoo.fr

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