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Sacramental Life



Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Hm...have you ever considered...

  • Becoming Catholic?
  • Learning more about what it means to be Catholic?
  • Catholic Social Teaching?
  • What should I do if I want to consider becoming Catholic?

Perhaps you were baptized in another Christian denomination. Maybe you were baptized and never received the sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults come into full communion with the Catholic Church. The RCIA will introduce you to the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church. This process of discovery and formation takes place each year at Fordham. The journey involves a period of preparation before receiving some or all of the Sacraments of Initiation, which include Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.

If you are curious and desire to learn more, contact Fr. Mark Zittle, O.Carm. at



Let's face it, life moves pretty fast at times. Many Catholic students arrive at Fordham never having received the sacrament of Confirmation. Each year students take the opportunity to learn more about their Catholic faith and prepare for Confirmation. The process of preparation is interesting, fun, and fairly straightforward. Fordham's Adult Confirmation Program is designed for practicing adult (18+) Catholics seeking the sacrament of Confirmation, who have been baptized, have received their first Holy Communion, and have been educated in the Catholic faith through Catholic Schools or Catholic religious education programs.

This 12-session program of adult faith formation combines presentations, group discussion, reflection, and prayer. The sessions cover Sacred Scripture and Tradition, the Creed, prayer and spirituality, the Church, Catholic social teaching, and meaning of the sacrament of Confirmation.

Want to learn more? Contact Fr. Mark Zittle, O.Carm. at


Reconciliation is suspended on both campuses until February 1st, 2021. 

After February 1st, 2021 Reconciliation will take place at the following times: 

Rose Hill: 12:00 - 12:30 PM in the Dealy Chapel 

Lincoln Center: By appointment with Fr. Mark Burke, SJ at

Signature Liturgies

New Student Welcome Mass 

Mass of the Holy Spirit 

Gaudete Sunday

Christmas Eve 

For further information on our virtual Christmas Eve Mass click here. 

University Church Live Stream | Fordham

Ash Wednesday 

Triduum and Easter

Baccalaureate Mass