What is RCIA?
When someone wishes to join the Catholic Church they prepare in a series of classes called RCIA which meet from September to April. RCIA prepares participants to receive some or all of the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation) at the Easter Vigil. Participants will discover the depths of the Church’s understanding of reality and see how God has worked through His Church throughout time and is at work in their own lives.
RCIA is one step in the process of conversion. Conversion is a life-long process of finding the meaning and purpose in life. It is a journey on which ones grows in their knowledge of God and their faith in His son, Jesus Christ.
What will RCIA be like?
Classes meet every week on Sundays and consist of a teaching and discussion on the most important topics regarding the faith. This is a time to learn more about the Catholic faith and ask the questions you have about the Church.
What does RCIA stand for?
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. I know, that is a mouthful. It means that it's the process through which adults learn about and enter into the Catholic Church.
RCIA is for you if...
- Your Spouse is Catholic and you would like more information about the Faith and/or receive the Sacraments.
- You have never been baptized and are seeking information about becoming Catholic.
- You have been baptized in another faith and now desire to become Catholic.
- You are Catholic but have never celebrated the sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation.
What Do I Have to Do?
- Call the Parish Office at 517-546-7200 to inquire about RCIA.