Glorifying the Lord With Our Lives

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

RCIA is an on-going process offered for unbaptized adults that introduces them to God the Father, Jesus Christ his Son, and the Holy Spirit, as well as the liturgical life and teachings of the Catholic Church. Many individuals decide during this time to prepare themselves to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and First Communion; however, it is not a requirement of the process.

The RCIA group meets on Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the School Library. Sessions begin by reading and reflecting on the coming Sunday's Scripture Readings. The group then explores its relationship with Jesus as we learn about the Catholic faith through open discussion.

The RCIA process is also open to baptized Christian adults seeking to better understand the Catholic faith and possibly gain full communion with the Catholic Church.

Our initial gathering session for late summer 2019 will be held on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the Assumption School Library (LMC).

Questions? Please contact Gina DePalma at or (360) 733-1380 x4222.

Church of the Assumption Contact Information

2116 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225

Office Hours:
M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (360) 733-1380
Fax:  (360) 647-4372