The Spiritual Process of RCIA
Want to know more about the Catholic Faith? Have you been thinking about becoming Catholic? Are you an adult that's never been baptized? Have you been baptized but never received First Communion or Confirmation?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process established for the universal Church for individuals to become Catholic and receive the Sacraments of Initiation— Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. This initiation process also involves a parish community experiencing a renewal in faith as it prepares and welcomes new members into the Church. The Rite speaks of conversions as a “spiritual journey.” Centered on fostering a deep relationship with Jesus and the Church he founded. This journey takes place through distinct stages over a period of time suitable to bring about a through catechesis, significant experience of the parish community, and commitment to the liturgical and moral life of the Catholic faithful. The RCIA Process is a restoration of the ancient catechumenate, arising within the first three centuries following the era of the apostles. It was the early Church’s way of Christianizing the pagan Roman Empire. The Second Vatican Council called for the restoration and use of this venerable and powerful method of initiation for the worldwide Church.
WHO IS RCIA FOR?
1. Persons in need of Baptism.
2. Persons baptized in another Christian tradition who desire to become Catholic.
3. Persons baptized Catholic in need of First Eucharist and/or Confirmation.
Interested? Contact Larissa Smith, Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation at firstname.lastname@example.org
30 Welcome to RCIA? | Introductions | Orientation (Presenters: Larissa and Fr. Jerry)
06 What is Faith?
13 Who is Jesus Christ? | Q&A w/ Priest
20 The Bible & Divine Revelation
27 The Holy Trinity
04 The RCIA Process & Rites
11 Your Prayer Life | Catholic Prayer & Practices | The Lord’s Prayer
18 The Mass | The Eucharist | Q&A w/ Priest
25 Places in the Catholic Church | Church Tour
01 Mass @ 7 PM | The Saints
08 Who Shepherds the Church | The Church as a Community | Q&A w/ Priest
15 The Church Year
18 RITE OF WELCOME @ 9AM MASS
29 The People of God | The Early Church | Church History
06 Christian Moral Living | Q&A w/ Priest
20 The Sacraments: An Introduction
03 The Sacrament of Baptism
10 The Sacrament of Confirmation
17 The Sacrament of Holy Orders | Q&A w/ Priest
19 RCIA Reflection Retreat
24 The Sacrament of Marriage
31 The Dignity of Life
07 A Consistent Ethic of Life
14 Social Justice )
21 The Sacrament of Reconciliation | Anointing of the Sick
28 Living Lent | The Creed | Q&A w/ Priest
07 Election: Saying Yes to Jesus
10 RITE OF SENDING @ 9:00 AM MASS
14 RITE OF ELECTION @ 7:00 PM
21 SCRUTINIES: Looking Within | Q&A w/ Priest
24 FIRST SCRUTINY & DISMISSAL @ 9:00 AM MASS
28 The Last Things
30 SECOND SCRUTINY & DISMISSAL @ 5:00 PM MASS
01 THIRD SCRUTINY & DISMISSAL|11:00 AM MASS
04 The Way of the Cross | Stations of the Cross | Q&A w/ Priest
11 The Meaning of Holy Week
14 PALM SUNDAY
18 Participate in THE MASS OF THE LAST SUPPER at 7:00 PM
19 GOOD FRIDAY AT 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM SERVICE
20 HOLY SATURDAY MORNING | EPHPHETA RITE AT 9:00 AM, FOLLOWED BY PRACTICE IN CHURCH
EASTER VIGIL AT 7:00 PM
25 Unfold Easter Vigil | Q&A w/ Priest - Conversion: A Lifelong Process | Evangelization
02 The Role of the Laity | Family Life
09 Potluck Dinner | Your Spiritual Gifts | Discernment | Presentations of Parish Ministries
OUR RCIA SESSIONS RUN FROM 7:00-9:00 PM IN THE EMMAUS ROOM
For more information, contact: Larissa Smith, Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation at 913-747-7746 or email@example.com