RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (Becoming a Catholic)
RCIA is a spiritual journey into the Catholic faith.
It is an exploration of Catholic teachings, traditions, and practices. Participants attend weekly sessions which begin in the fall each year. It is a process whereby adults become fully participating members of the church through a series of rites, which conclude at the Easter Vigil service in the spring. Each person is supported by sponsors and the prayers of the entire church community.
What if I have already been baptized in a Protestant faith?
Coming into full communion with the Catholic Church describes the process for entrance into the Catholic Church for already baptized Christians. In most cases, these individuals make a profession of faith but are not baptized again. To prepare for this reception, the people, who are called Candidates, participate in a formation program called RCIA, to help them understand and experience the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church. This preparation is done alongside the Catechumens – the Candidates who are also preparing for baptism, in addition to the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.
RCIA is for those who:
- have not been baptized
- have been baptized in another faith and now wish
to join the Catholic church
- have been baptized in the Catholic faith but have
not received the sacraments of Confirmation and/or
RCIA NEWS AND INFO FEED
- REMINDER!!! No class next week due to MEA break
I wanted to be sure you all remembered that we will not have class next Thursday, October 17th, due to the MEA break – enjoy your week! […]
- Don’t forget to bring your Bible to class tonight!
Just a quick reminder to bring your bible to class tonight! We will use it as we study the various mysteries of the rosary. […]
We cannot understand Christ without his Church, just as we cannot understand the Church without her spouse, Christ Jesus, who gave his life out of love, and who makes us see that it is worth the price. “