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
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RCIA Registration for 2017-2018
Those interested in exploring and perhaps converting to the Catholic faith, or in preparing to receive the Sacramentes of Baptism, First Communion, and/or Confirmation should register for RCIA. The class meets every Monday from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Conference Room, beginning September 18th. Cost $35.00
To register download and complete the application. Completed application can be email (firstname.lastname@example.org) fax (956) 686-0322 or drop at the parish office.
The fee is to cover the cost for materials. For more information, contact Dcn. Ray Thomas at email@example.com.