The Process to Become Catholic
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)
is the process through which the Church reaches out and welcomes
baptized and non-baptized adults into the Catholic Church.
Mission and Purpose
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) is a process to learn about and develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, through the Catholic Church.
There are four phases in the R.C.I.A. process:
- Inquiry: Individuals (Inquirers) join in informal group discussions about the faith and the teachings of the church.
- Catechumenate: Candidates for reception into the church learn and develop an understanding of Church teachings and the mystery of salvation.
- Purification and Enlightenment: During the Lenten period the focus is personal reflection on religious experience and faith.
- Mystagogy: This final period of initiation, the newly initiated experience being part of the Christian community.
When: Tuesday (September - Easter)
Where: Parish Hall
For more information, contact:
Deacon Ron Diem