RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or RCIA is a journey of faith that welcomes adults into our faith community. Those who have never been baptized, those baptized in another Christian religion, or those baptized Catholic, but who need the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation are welcome. The journey typically lasts about two years. The group utilizes “Journey of Faith” handouts that cover belief and practice, sacraments, prayer, liturgy and Catholic lifestyle in conjunction with The Word Into Life which is a guide for group reflection on the Sunday Scriptures. Classes meet once a week. The “team” consists of Catechists and Parish Pastoral Staff. Parish appointed Sponsors journey with the candidates.