RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
Each year on Holy Saturday during the Easter Vigil, thousands of are baptized into the Catholic Church in the United States. Parishes welcome these new Catholics through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Listed below are some questions and answers about RCIA.
What are the steps of RCIA?
Prior to beginning the RCIA process, an individual comes to some knowledge of Jesus Christ, considers his or her relationship with Jesus Christ and is usually attracted in some way to the Catholic Church. This period is known as the Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate. For some, this process involves a long period of searching; for others, a shorter time. Often, contact with people of faith and a personal faith experience lead people to inquire about the Catholic Church. After a conversation with a priest, or RCIA director, the person, known as an "inquirer," may seek acceptance into the Order of Catechumens, through the Rite of Acceptance. During this Rite, the inquirer stands amidst the parish community and states that he or she wants to become a baptized member of the Catholic Church. The parish assembly affirms this desire and the inquirer becomes a Catechumen....Read More
Those interested in exploring, converting to the Catholic faith, or are in need of any sacraments, should register for RCIA.
Classes begin September 27, 2021.
The fee of $35.00 is to cover the cost for materials. For more information, contact Dcn. Ray Thomas or Robert Codina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register, download and fill out the application. The completed application can be emailed to email@example.com or dropped off at the parish office.