The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a year-long programme of religious instruction given to a person who would like to be initiated into the Catholic Church by Christian baptism or for preparation of the Sacrament of Confirmation. It usually begins in the 2nd quarter of the year and culminates at Easter with Baptism. The RCIA at Novena Church is conducted in English and in Mandarin.


The RCIA Journey will commence on 4 & 5 July 2022 (Mon/ Tues). The Mondays and Tuesdays sessions will run parallel. Please indicate your preference to join the Monday or Tuesday session in the form.

You may pick up an application form from the Church reception or register online via https://tinyurl.com/NOVENA-RCIA2022You may also download a English RCIA registration form here

Closing date for the English RCIA applications – 31 May 2022.




The Chinese RCIA Journey will commence on 16 July – 5 June 2023, every Saturday from 3.00pm – 5.00pm. Application forms are available at the Church Reception Lobby. You may also download a Chinese RCIA registration form here.

Closing date for the Chinese RCIA applications – 31 August 2022.

For enquiries, please email – chinesercia@novenachurch.com


We ask that you pray for our new enquirers.

 All Inquirers are required as well to register their parish under St Alphonsus (Novena Church) on mycatholic.sg

For enquiries on RCIA conducted at Novena Church, please contact secretariatcssr@novenachurch.com or RCIA conducted at other churches in Singapore, please visit https://sites.google.com/catholic.org.sg/officeforcatechsis/Programmes/RCIA/Seek