Becoming Catholic (RCIA)
What is RCIA?
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a faith journey by which adults prepare to become Catholic or finish their initiation into the Catholic Church. The Sacraments of Initiation are Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Communion.
RCIA is a process of discerning one’s readiness for this commitment.
This Process is For...
- Those who have never been baptized
- Those who have been baptized in another Christian faith and seek to join the Catholic Church
- Those who have been baptized Catholic, but have not had the opportunity to prepare for and receive the remaining Sacraments of Initiation
The RCIA Process
- Formal sessions with the St. Maria Goretti RCIA Team are usually scheduled once a week, September through April
- The reception of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Communion usually take place during the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday evening
A Journey of Faith
- Deepen one’s faith in Jesus Christ through Scripture and prayer
- Learn about and participate in the Mass which is the primary way Catholics pray together
- Learn what the Catholic Church believes and teaches about God, the Church, and living as a Catholic
- Be part of a parish community through praying together, attending parish events, and volunteering with fellow parishioners
- Learn, grow, reflect, and prepare to become Catholic as you receive the Sacraments of Initiation
- You will have a Catholic sponsor to walk with you, support and mentor you throughout the process
- Your sponsor will attend the RCIA sessions with you and guide you in the Catholic faith and practices
- Your sponsor can be a companion with you at parish events
Living one’s Catholic faith is an ongoing process. Being part of a Catholic parish is important. The bonds that develop in belonging to a parish community give you support in living as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
For more information or to register, please contact Sr. Denise at email@example.com.
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