Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is an integrated process of instruction, spiritual growth, and discernment for non-Catholics who wish to learn more about the Catholic faith. After an initial inquiry period, unbaptized individuals can be accepted as catechumens preparing to receive the Sacraments of Initiation-Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist- during the paschal Vigil. Those who have been previously baptized in a non-Catholic Christian tradition may be accepted as candidates to enter into full communion with the Church and receive those sacraments they have not previously celebrated.
Catholics who have been baptized but have not had the benefit of catechesis as well as those returning to Church also benefit from the RCIA program’s introduction to the faith, worship, and the life of the Catholic Church. The program begins each year with inquiry sessions in August and concludes with a period of post-initiation instruction in the Easter Season. Parishioners are invited to serve as sponsors for the catechumens and candidates, accompanying their spiritual journey with prayer and support. Visit our events calendar to view the complete schedule.
These classes are also a great way for Catholics to refresh their faith and to learn more about the things we do regarding Mass, Sacraments, etc. Many of us who were raised Catholic still have questions as to the whys and the whats, and this is our chance to ask questions and continue growing in our Faith!
For more information, please contact the parish office.