The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which interested adults and children are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith and way of life.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process of welcoming, forming and catechizing those who wish to be baptized in the Catholic Church. It is also for those who have been baptized in another Christian Church and want to join the Catholic Church and for baptized Catholics who have not received First Eucharist and Confirmation. The goal of RCIA is to foster and deepen the conversion of individuals and the entire community of believers.
Communal Processes Culminates at Easter
It is a communal process and involves a number of stages punctuated by liturgical rites to aid and assist the person toward the final rite, usually at the Easter Vigil at which time they will become full members of the Roman Catholic Church. The entire process takes several months, and ideally a minimum of one complete liturgical year.
Journey Together with Catechumens and Candidates
Grow in your Catholic faith, deepen your prayer life and help build the Church that Christ is calling us to be. Presentations in the RCIA process and are open to the community so that together we can grow in our Catholic faith along side our Candidates and Catechumens.
An RSVP is never necessary. Come as often as you like. Bring a friend or a few. Consider becoming a sponsor and journeying together with a Candidate or Catechumen through the RCIA process.
I want to learn more about the RCIA Process
Kim Ward, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation
253-383-2783 ext. 4108