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.
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 email@example.com or 747.7746.