RCIA is what the Catholic Church calls the process for those who are entering the Catholic Church. The initials stand for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Every parish does some form of RCIA, though they may not call it RCIA as most people desiring to learn more about the Church does not understand the initials. The Church has placed guidelines for the process that those who are entering the Church. These guidelines assist with the education of those entering, but primarily focus on journey milestones and the liturgical (the prayer experiences of the Church) aspects of the process.