RCIA (Becoming Catholic)
What is RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)?
RCIA is a process, not so much a program as a journey of faith. It is centered on fostering a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church He founded. The process provides individuals the opportunity to become a part of the Catholic Church, and receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist.
Who is RCIA for?
1. Persons who have not been Baptized and desire to become Catholic.
2. Persons baptized in another Christian tradition who desire to become Catholic.
3. Baptized Catholics in need of 1st Communion and/or Confirmation.
When does the RCIA meet?
We meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm. We also offer Dinner beginning at 6:00, which is optional but a great way to begin forming relationships within our community. Child care is also available.
When can I start?
We meet year round, so feel free to come whenever you are ready.
The 4 stages of the journey.
1. Inquiry. An informal time for questions and answers about the Catholic faith.
2. The Catechumenate. A time for learning the teachings and truths of the Catholic Church, while deepening your relationship with God, and with the community.
3. Purification & Enlightenment (during Lent). A period of prayer and deep reflection about your own life as a Christian and to what you are being called.
4. The 4th stage is reception into the Catholic Church at the Easter vigil. This stage is followed by a period of reflection upon the mysteries of the Mass and the holy Eucharist (called Mystogogy). The completion of this stage marks the beginning of your life long journey as a follower of Christ in the Catholic Church.
If you are interested in attending or desire further information, please contact Joanne Suwinski at 678-466-1738 or firstname.lastname@example.org