Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which
interested adults and older children are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic
faith and way of life.
The RCIA is a process for persons desiring to become members of the Catholic Church. Through this journey of faith, participants seek a closer relationship with Jesus Christ through Sacred Scripture, the teaching of the Catholic Church, prayer, and an understanding of the Sacraments. The RCIA process welcomes all those who are inquiring about the Catholic Faith. These Inquirers usually fall into one of three categories:
- those who have never been baptized.
- those baptized in another denomination who wish to come into the Full
- those who have been baptized Catholic but have not yet received the sacrament
Weekly gathering and communal rites lead to the Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil. This unique Journey of Faith moves through four stages of growth known as: Inquiry, The Catechumenate, Period of Purification and Enlightenment, and Mystagogy.
If you are such a seeker, we welcome you!
If you know someone who is interested or who has questions about this process, please invite them to Holy Family Parish. The entire parish community celebrates and journeys with these candidates.