The Rite of Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which persons interested in becoming Catholic or inquiring into the Catholic faith are led through a prayerful study of our faith.
Volunteers are needed to serve as sponsors, help with hospitality, and provide administrative support. Good communication skills and desire to share your faith are important. Training is provided. Sponsors must be a practicing confirmed Catholics who receive the Eucharist regularly.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is the process by which a person investigates the Catholic church with the possibility of becoming Catholic.
Yes. The purpose of RCIAis to aid a person decide through information and formation whether or not the Catholic Church is right for him or her.
A Rite is a liturgical celebration and the process of faith formation.
For a person baptized in another Christian religion, the process is August through May.
For a person who has never been baptized, the process is from August to May to the Easter Vigil of the second year.
This is a person who has been presented to the Bishop and anticipates receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil.
Unfortunately, no. However, a baptized, confirmed Catholic who receives Eucharist regularly and has no marriage impediments can be a sponsor for an RCIA participant.
A "Sponsor" is a person who walks the journey with an RCIA participant.
The sponsor's role is to share his/her faith with the participant. Theological knowledge is not a requirement, but faith and a prayer-life are essential.
Yes. All adults are welcome to attend the classes.
Please communicate the circumstance with the program coordinator, so that appropriate accommodations can be made.
No. Each sacrament, including the Sacrament of Marriage, requires individual preparation.
No. The previous marriage of either the participant or the spouse must be taken care of through the annulment process before one can enter the RCIA process.
Yes! The Catholic Church recognizes all marriages as valid whether performed in the Catholic Church by a priest or not. All marriages have to be validated.
The Church asks that you wait until you have made a Profession of Faith or have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist before you receive communion. However, you are invited to cross your arms over your heart and approach the Priest or Eucharistic Minister for a blessing.