The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a process of initiation into the Catholic Community of Faith for persons who are experiencing a conversion in their lives and seeking either Christian baptism in the Catholic Church or full Communion with the Catholic tradition of Eucharist and Confirmation.
Classes are held every Wednesday evening from 7-8 pm starting on September 13 in the Church Hall. RCIA concludes at Easter with the Sacraments of Initiation for those who join the Church.
What is RICA?
It is a process which enables the study of the Gospels, Catholic Christian teaching, the acceptance of Christian values and morality, the development and deepening of a life of prayer and action with the support and involvement of the local Christian community. The RCIA is more than a course of instruction. It is a process of conversion, designed to meet the unique and individual needs of the participants.
Who is it for?
Non-Catholics who want to find out more about the Catholic Faith
Those who want to join the Catholic Church through Baptism, or Profession of Faith
Those who were baptized Catholic as infants but never received religious education, Confirmation or First Communion
Must I make a commitment to Catholicism to participate in this program?
No. We realize that many people are searching and need to know more about the Church before they make such a commitment.
I was baptized a Methodist, Baptist, etc. Must I be re-baptized in order to join the Catholic Church?
No. There is only one Baptism. Candidates seeking full Communion within the Catholic Church will not be baptized again. They will simply make a Profession of Faith and receiv the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.
What steps do I need to take to begin the process of inquiry?
Contact the church office for more information and to apply.