The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which interested adults and older children are introduced to the Catholic faith and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The RCIA process consists of reflection, prayer, instruction, discernment, and formation. Weekly focus sessions, attendance at Sunday Mass, “Breaking Open the Word” discussion groups, and involvement in parish activities help participants prepare to receive the sacraments and full initiation into the church.
There are four phases in the RCIA. process:
- Inquiry: Individuals (Inquirers) join in informal group discussions about the faith and the teachings of the church.
- Catechumenate: Candidates for reception into the church learn and develop an understanding of Church teachings and the mystery of salvation.
- Purification and Enlightenment: During the Lenten period the focus is personal reflection on religious experience and faith.
- Mystagogy: This final period of initiation, the newly initiated experience being part of the Christian community.
• Are you interested in becoming Catholic?
• Are you already baptized as a Christian, but want to become Catholic?
• Do you need other Sacraments?
• Or would you like to learn more about your faith?
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, then RCIA might be for you. RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is an inquiry process by which you can explore our Catholic faith and discern becoming Catholic. We meet Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm beginning September 28, 2021 in Room 2 of the Parish Hall.
If you want to learn more about RCIA or have questions about the process please contactour Ministry Center at 619-444-9425.