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RCIA Mass

Jesuit's campus ministry department leads the school's RCIA program – the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Each year since 2010, Jesuit has celebrated an annual RCIA Mass. The school receives special permission to celebrate these sacraments from the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Since the initiation of the program in 2010 through the May 2023 RCIA Mass, a total of 104 students have been baptized or received into the Church at Jesuit, including 57 in the three years from 2021-23, of which 36 will be students at Jesuit during the 2023-24 school year.  

The 2023 RCIA Mass was celebrated by school president Fr. Richard C. Hermes, S.J. on May 11. View below a photo slideshow from that special Mass during which 15 Jesuit students received sacraments, including nine who were baptized and six who were received into full communion with the Catholic Church. 

RCIA Mass 2023 - May 11 - Chapel of the Holy Cross