Growing in the Faith (GIF)

RCIA- Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

STU Campus Ministry invites you to join “Growing in the Faith”- Formation program for those who would like to participate in the sacramental life of the Church.  Together we will experience joy when you receive your sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. This program is also open to those students who would like to begin a learning journey about the Catholic faith and its teachings. Everyone is welcome to participate.

RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Those preparing for the reception of the Sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation (RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) would need to attend to weekly classes beginning the Fourth week of October during Fall Semester. Classes will finish at the completion of Spring Semester before final exams. An informative session will be given the third week of October. The RCIA classes are for 28 weeks, with a co-requisite to attend Mass on Saturdays or Sundays. Meeting days will be determined once the group is established according to students’ schedule. Material will be provided every week. We will use the Youcat (Youth Cathechism of the Catholic Church) as a resource. The purchase of this text is optional.

What to do to join?
Documents required for the reception of Sacraments
The Archdiocese requires that in order to obtain the sacraments, you need to provide a copy of the following documents:
  • Baptism certificate if you are baptized* 
  • Completed Application Form for the Archdiocese of Miami**  

Note: Documents and requirements can be submitted over the first week of classes. 

Save these dates!
October 15 (4:00pm): Growing in the Faith – Informative Session. The Chapel of St. Anthony

Faith Formation classes are held every Wednesday from 4:30pm - 5:45pm:  O’Mailia Hall, Room 6

  • March 5: Ash Wednesday (beginning of Lent Season)
  • March 9: First Sunday of Lent
  • April 13: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord 
  • April 14: Monday of Holy Week (beginning of Holy Week)

Paschal Triduum:
  • April 17: Thursday of Holy Week
  • April 18: Friday of the Passion of the Lord
  • April 19: Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil Mass
  • April 20: Easter Sunday of the resurrection of the Lord



“The Church needs you, your enthusiasm, your creativity and the joy that is so characteristic of you. A great Apostle of Brazil, Blessed José de Anchieta, set off on the mission when he was only nineteen years old. Do you know what the best tool is for evangelizing the young? Another young person. This is the path to follow!”

Pope Francis’s homily for World Youth Day’s closing Mass – Brazil, 2013.

Let’s begin this journey together with a loving and opened heart to transform and be transformed by our awesome God…

For more information about the Program or preparation for Sacraments, please contact Claudia H. Herrera, Associate Campus Minister, at 305-628-6515 or cherrera7@stu.edu or the Campus Ministry Office at 305-628-6525 in Dooner Hall Room 114.


*The participant’s name will appear in the confirmation certificate like it was written on the baptism certificate.
**It will be provided once you are enrolled in the Program.