Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Our initial gatherings are for new and already-interested adults. During these gatherings, inquirers are encouraged to ask any questions you may have about the Catholic faith. As questions are raised, they open up a variety of themes and topics. Adults who have decided to explore becoming Catholic begin the R.C.I.A. journey, (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). The R.C.I.A. is for those who have never been baptized as well as for some of those baptized into other Christian denominations. 

R.C.I.A. is open to Catholics who wish to prepare for Eucharist and Confirmation.

If you’re interested in exploring the Catholic faith,   

Call Sister Janis @ (336) 835-3007    Email: Connect@StStephenNC.org 

Hear more about R.C.I.A.

Our RCIA gatherings are Wednesdays, 6:30p

Contact: Sister Janis for location, (336) 835-3007


Formed in 1955 in western North Carolina within the Charlotte diocese, St. Stephen in Elkin, is the one of three Catholic churches in Surry county; just south of the VA border. We strive to live our legacy of hospitality and generous service in word and deed. 

Sunday Liturgy:  9:00am

Sacrament of Reconciliation

by appointment,  (704) 763-2475


101 Hawthorne Road

Elkin, NC 28621

(336) 835-3007