Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
RCIA 2017/2018 Began at the end of September - if you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and possibly joining the church, please contact the parish office for information.
Join us for RCIA!
Each year men and women embark on an exploration of the Catholic faith. Some are deciding if they are called into the Catholic Church; others have been Catholic all their lives and are now interested in discovering what this really means. Together we witness to the fact that our search for God is a lifelong journey, a journey on which we make the most progress when we walk it with others and with intention.
What is RCIA?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or RCIA, is a series of classes that present an adult exploration of the Catholic faith. RCIA is a chance for people to learn the basics of what it means to be Catholic, to ask their burning questions, and to seek ways to more fully open their lives to Jesus Christ. RCIA is primarily for adults considering becoming Catholic and for Catholics who were never Confirmed. RCIA prepares men and women to make a conscious choice whether or not they want to receive the sacraments of initiation offered by the Catholic Church (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation).
If I’m already a Confirmed Catholic, is RCIA right for me?
Many of us stopped learning about our Catholic faith when we received the Sacrament of Confirmation in our early teens. Confirmation was supposed to be the time when we chose the Catholic faith for ourselves at the “age of reason,” but many of us realize that we weren’t really aware enough to say “yes.” Often, we don’t really engage in our spiritual journey until much later in life. It’s not uncommon for us to realize as adults that we want to know more about our faith, and to be wrestling with some of the more difficult questions we have. RCIA is an opportunity for you to really explore your faith. It is also a chance to see your faith through the eyes of people exploring it for the first time. Together we’ll help each other grow closer to Jesus Christ.