Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
- Have you been baptized?
- Are you a non-Catholic wishing to know more about the Catholic faith?
- Are you a Catholic who has not received Eucharist and/or celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation?
- Do you know anyone who fits these descriptions?
If you answered yes to any of these questions...we invite you seek full initiation in the Catholic Church.
If you answered yes to any of these questions...we invite you to seek full initiation in the Catholic Church or invite the person you know to consider joining the Catholic Church.
The RCIA is the process by which adults interested in full initiation into the Catholic Church have the opportunity to inquire into its teachings and to reflect on their readiness for entry into the Catholic faith community. This program is for anyone who has not been baptized, those who have been baptized in other faith traditions and for baptized Catholics who never completed the other sacraments of initiation (Eucharist and/or Confirmation).
The RCIA journey begins with Inquiry- an opportunity to delve into your experiences of God and aspects of our Catholic faith and traditions. After the Inquiry period, candidates join sponsors in deeper exploration of the Catholic faith through reflection on the Sunday readings. In addition, there are bi-weekly meetings and retreats throughout the year. The process culminates in the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, & Eucharist) at the Easter Vigil, where the candidates are welcomed into full membership in the Catholic Church. We accept people into the RCIA process whenever they feel called.
For further information, contact the Religious Formation office at 495-1886 x423 or RCIA Coordinator: Debbie Barbra at 757-714-3252 or email@example.com
Adult Catholics, who have been active in their faith but for any reason have not been confirmed, are welcome to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at Easter with the community after a period of preparation. The candidate joins with a sponsor and participates in bi-weekly meetings and retreats.
For further information, contact the Religious Formation office at 495-1886 x411 or Debbie Barbra at 757-714-3252 or firstname.lastname@example.org