Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults


The process by which adults come into full communion with the Catholic Church is known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Rather than simply being a “course of study” RCIA is an immersion into a Christ-centered way of living. This is accomplished through a process concerned with the total formation of a person into a BELIEVING (doctrinal formation), PRAYING (liturgical formation) and SERVING (apostolic formation) Roman Catholic Christian. It is a gradual process of conversion of mind and heart accomplished through experiencing and sharing the truths and doctrines of the Catholic Faith and studying the Scriptures, with other adult seekers, with the assistance and encouragement of the RCIA team of Catechists.


Who is this process for?

  1. Unbaptized adults, who now wish to learn more about the Catholic Faith with the possibility of coming into full communion with the Catholic Church.

  2. Baptized Christians, from other denominations, who desire to learn the Catholic Faith with the possibility of coming into full communion with the Catholic Church.

  3. Catholics who were baptized, but have never received their First Holy Communion and have not been confirmed.


If you feel God calling you to this conversion of heart, please join us on this journey to a closer relationship with God and His Church. To begin this process, please call the Office of Religious Education or take a moment to fill out the form below.


Saint Bridget of Sweden Parish is a Catholic community in the heart of Cheshire. Together we can discover your path to a deeper, more fulfilling spiritual life.

Saturday Vigil Masses:

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Confession: Saturday 3PM St. Bridget Church




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175 Main Street

Cheshire, CT 06410

North Campus

St. Bridget Church

175 Main Street 

Cheshire, CT 06410

South Campus

St. Thomas Becket Church

435 North Brooksvale Road

Cheshire, CT 06410



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