Is RCIA for Baptized Non-Catholics?
My husband and I were baptized and are considering becoming Catholic. Must we attend RCIA?
RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. Ordinarily, it is intended for the sacramental initiation of adults who have not been baptized. Nonetheless, many parishes choose to prepare both baptized Christians and unbaptized non-Christians in the same RCIA program as a matter of convenience for the parish and to provide a sense of community to those being prepared. It can be burdensome on parish staff when inquirers ask to be prepared outside the program the parish has in place, since to do so would require splitting limited resources.
Unless there is some serious reason why RCIA would be inappropriate for you and your husband (e.g., you are members of an ecclesial community or church that is close to Catholicism, such as Eastern Orthodox, and the RCIA program is two years long), I recommend cooperating with the parish's protocol for the formation and reception of adults interested in entering the Church.