Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
RCIA is a program for people who are interested in joining the Catholic Church. The RCIA process includes time for prayer, reflection, study, formation and fellowship. Classes meet Sunday at noon to 1:00 pm, beginning in the Fall of 2016. All are invited to join the faith journey of the adult catechumenate and explore the Roman Catholic Church and its traditions. This journey has several stages:
1. Period of Pre-Catechumenate (Inquiry) - A time for initial
exploration and discernment about one’s relationship
with God and the Catholic faith; people will participate in
the Rite of Welcome and advance through the following
2. Period of Catechumenate - A time for continued spiritual
formation, discernment and growth in one’s relationship
with God and more intense study of the Catholic faith.
3. Period of Purification and Enlightenment - A time for
focusing more on interior reflection than instruction. We
purify our hearts and minds to celebrate the Easter
mysteries and receive the Sacraments of Initiation.
4. Period of Mystagogia (Deeping of Faith) - This period
lasts for the entire Easter Season and in fact continues
for the rest of one’s life! The newly-initiated Catholics
reflect on their experience of the Sacraments they have
received as they continue to deepen their reflection and
study of the mystery of God and their faith.
The RCIA process includes time for prayer, reflection, study, formation and fellowship. All are invited to join the faith journey of the adult catechumenate and explore the Roman Catholic Church and its traditions. For more information, please contact Sr. Kim. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org