— Have you been attending Mass with your Catholic spouse, with fiancé or with a friend?
— Have you felt drawn to the Catholic faith or wanted to know more about it?
— Have you wondered whether or not you should be a Catholic?
— Would you like the opportunity to discern God’s call?
IF THE answer to any of these questions “yes”, then we invite you to participate in RCIA.
THIS MINISTRY is known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or RCIA for short. Basically, the program is tailored to help you grow in faith and in the knowledge of God in the context of a meaningful and vibrant experience of the Catholic Church.
ALL OF this is accomplished through teaching and lectures, sharing, attending and participating in the worship liturgy, field trips and most importantly....prayer. Our sincere prayer is for you to know Jesus intimately and in the lives of others by becoming Roman Catholic and living your faith with integrity.
FOR WHOM is RCIA intended? Possible candidates for this faith journey are:
— Up-baptized adults who wish to learn more about the Catholic religion with the possibility of becoming a Catholic.
— Baptized Christians from non-Catholic faith communities who would like to learn more about and possibly be received in the Catholic Church.
— Baptized Catholics who would like to prepare for the Eucharist and /or Confirmation by renewing their understanding of their Catholic faith.
— Fully initiated Catholics who would like to refresh their knowledge of the Church, to assist the RCIA fellowship in various ways, and journey with RCIA members as sponsors.
YOUR INSTRUCTION is provided by the Pastoral Team: Our pastor and members of the RCIA staff who have been instrumental in assisting others in the past in their faith journey to Jesus.
BECAUSE THE Church is almost 2000 years “young”, it is rich in history, beginning with the ministry of the Lord himself. Central to the RCIA program is the Word of Christ entrusted to his apostles and to the only Church that Our Lord himself founded. Every opportunity is provided for you to ask questions or discuss your own personal faith history.
THE RCIA journey to Jesus and his Church is an exciting one as you discover him in others, in your life and in your heart. We are here to provide you with the help you need. Come Holy Spirit and enkindle the hearts of all who seek you!
For more information please email the parish at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (412) 231-2994.