Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, which is better known as RCIA, is a process designed for three different groups of people: (1) adults who are not baptized and would like to join the Catholic Church, (2) adults who were baptized as children into the Catholic faith, but who have not completed their initiation in the Church because they have not celebrated their First Holy Communion and/or Sacrament of Confirmation, and (3) adults who have been validly baptized in another Christian denomination and who now want to be received in the Catholic Church.
While the RCIA process is primarily for these groups, all parishioners and guests who want to update their faith are welcome to attend our weekly meetings on Tuesday in the Rooms 1 & 2 at 7:00PM.
Breaking Open the Word
Each Sunday, those who are candidates and catechumens in the RCIA are dismissed from Mass after the homily. They gather with an RCIA team member to study the Word of God that we heard during Mass. Candidates and catechumens listen and reflect on how the Scripture Readings apply to their daily lives.