RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults




Are you or someone you  know and being drawn toward Christ?  
Are you a person just seeking more?
Are you sharing your faith with others?  



The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is instruction in the Catholic Faith, for those:

  • who wish to become Catholic
  • who were baptized Catholic, but never raised Catholic, or never received the sacraments of Penance, Holy Eucharist, and Confirmation
  • baptized in other Christian denominations that wish to become Catholic
  • who wish to learn more about the Catholic Faith


In his last words to the apostles, Jesus gave them a mission:

"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, 
and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you."  

(Mt 28:19-20)
Thus, the teaching mission of the Church comes from Christ himself. The responsibility for fulfilling that mandate passes on unchanged to the bishops and to all Catholics.  

Fulfill your spiritual life in the Sacraments.  This year's Program is currently in session and will conclude at Easter Vigil.  To register for the R.C.I.A. Program for the 2017-2018 year, please call Kristi Bushner, Adult Faith Formation Director.  Outside of RCIA sessions on Monday evenings, Kristi is available by appointment only.  E-mail Kristi at faith@stjohnmanayunk.org.




Weekend Masses in Church

Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:00 PM

Sunday:  9:00 & 11:00 AM; 6:00 PM


Holy Days of Obligation in Church

6:00 PM Vigil Mass*

7:00 AM; 12:05 PM; & 7:00 PM Holy Day
Beginning in 2019 there will be no
Holy Day Vigil Mass


Weekdays Masses in

All Saints' Rectory Chapel

7:00 AM Monday - Friday
Adoration Thursday from 6-7 PM

Friday after mass until 4:00 PM


First Saturday At St. Josaphat Church

124 Cotton St., Phila., PA  19127

for Increased Devotion to St. John Paul II 

Confessions:  8:00 AM

Mass & Novena:  8:30 AM


Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 3-3:40 PM


Rectory All Saints Chapel Hours

Monday - Friday until 4PM

Adoration in Chapel

Thursdays from 6 - 7 PM

Friday until 4:00 PM


Saint John the Baptist is a multiethnic Roman Catholic Parish rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ.  Founded in 1831, the Parish has a rich history of providing spirituality, education, and worship in the Manayunk, Roxborough, and Wissahickon neighborhoods of Philadelphia.  As a Christian community we are united in our mission to share the Gospel, the Sacraments, and love and serve God by caring for one another.  We welcome all people to become part of our vibrant and growing community.  (Ratified January 31, 2016 by Parish Assembly)




Welcome!  Those requesting Letters of Eligibility, reception of Sacraments and Religious Education must be registered for at least six months and (if applicable) fulfill the requirements associated with the Sacramental request.  Drop off or Email your registration to us at sjbphila@stjohnmanayunk.org or Visit our Sacraments tab for more information!


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