The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is the process by which people become members of the Catholic Church. This process includes community building, outreach, prayer, reflection time and education. Each component is important and is intended to prepare participants to discern God's call to commit themselves to the Catholic Christian life.
Every Wednesday of the month
Check the bulletin for details
We welcome new inquirers at any time of the year.
We are always in need of people wanting to serve as
sponsors and support team members.
For more information on entering the process or serving on the support team, please contact the Director of the R.C.I.A.
Adults who want to become Catholic are initiated through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Children over 7 years old are brought into the Church through an adapted version for Children.
Within the process of RCIA there are 4 stages:
♦ Inquiry - initial interest in the faith
♦ The Catechumenate - begins with the Rite of Acceptance
♦ Purification & Enlightenment - begins with the Rite of Election on the 1st Sunday of Lent
♦ Mystagogy - where the newly initiated Catholics reflect on their experience of the mysteries and continue to grow in their faith.
Pray for our Catechumens (unbaptized) and Candidates (baptized in other Christian faiths, waiting to become Catholic) as they prepare to receive the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist. Our Catechumens and Candidates will enter the Church during the Easter season.