RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is the process by which one becomes a fully initiated member of the Catholic Church. Participants can be those who are unbaptized and have no Christian background, those who were baptized and raised in other Christian communities, or even Catholics who have not completed their sacraments of initiation (Confirmation and/or Eucharist). The process is one of a total conversion of self to the person of Jesus Christ. While much of our time looks like a “class,” we also focus on the life of sin and grace, as well as growth in personal prayer.
Our sessions are designed to give participants as broad and deep an understanding of the Catholic Faith as possible in our limited time. We focus on four main pillars: The Creed, the Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer. We dig deeply in to the scriptural roots of Catholicism as well as Church History. We try to answer not only what Catholics believe, but why. The sessions offer you much information, but are also question-driven. We want everyone to have all their questions reasonably answered, and to be able to make an educated decision as to whether or not they wish to be fully initiated Catholics. Each session also explores some of the Catholic tradition of prayer and spirituality to begin developing from Day One. At no point in the process are you committed to completing all of it, nor of becoming Catholic. There are also no fees for the sessions.
Two Sessions are held each year (each session meets weekly):
- Tuesday evenings, from 7-9 pm, beginning September for people coming into the church on Easter Vigil each year.
- Wednesday evenings beginning May from 7:00-9:00 pm, for people coming into the church on Christ the King (late November) each year.
For more information or to register, contact Tiffany Pyle at 630-718-2135.