If you have never been baptized, we are ready to help you prepare. When adults are baptized in the Catholic Church, they are confirmed and receive 1st Communion at the same time. We use a process known as RCIA to prepare you. RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, which more or less translates to a ritual way of inititating adults into the Catholic Church. Click here for more info on the RCIA process.
Preparing for Sacraments as Adults
1st Eucharist and Confirmation
Adult Catholics who were baptized but have never celebrated 1st Eucharist (i.e., 1st Communion) and Confirmation are typically prepared for these sacraments through the RCIA process. Click here for more details.
Adult Catholics who have never celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation should contact Jen Mayer using the contact page or at 410-647-4892 for information on preparing for this sacrament. Confirmation of Adults is celebrated at the Cathedral several times each year, usually once in the fall, once in March and once in May. Preparation varies depending on each individual background based on an initial interview.
Becoming a Catholic Christian
If you are a baptized Christian, and are interested in exploring what is involved with becoming a Catholic Christian, we would like to assist you. We typically use a modified RCIA process. Click here for more details.