The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process where those interested in our Catholic faith come to explore “What Catholics believe”, and seek to discover if our tradition might help them grow closer to God. It is a time of inquiry and reflection; a time of education and formation.
The process is open to those who have never been baptized, those who have been baptized into another Christian Church, and all adult parishioners. It begins with a general overview about the faith of the Catholic Church, and as the year goes on, offers a deeper reflection and education on those areas of our Christian faith which are specifically “Catholic.” Our process is led by Fr. Tom.
RCIA starts in the fall and lasts until a few weeks after Easter in the spring. Each week, there will be a presentation on a belief or tradition of the Catholic Church, followed by group discussion and prayer.
All are invited to take part in our process. For some, it will be their first introduction to our Catholic tradition. For others, RCIA will provide an “updating” of their faith. Each week, the topic to be discussed will be advertised in the bulletin. Those new to the Catholic faith are encouraged to attend all of the sessions. Other parishioners are welcome to attend those sessions which are of greater interest to them. All are welcome!
The RCIA process offers a variety of opportunities for parishioners to be involved, from providing refreshments on an occasional basis, to attending the sessions seeking an “update” in your faith, to acting as an active member of the team.
For more information contact Fr. Tom, firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-991-1444.