RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
The sacraments of Christian initiation — Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist — lay the foundations of every Christian life. “The sharing in the divine nature given to men and women through the grace of Christ bears a certain likeness to the origin, development, and nourishing of natural life. The faithful are born anew by Baptism, strengthened by the sacrament of Confirmation, and receive in the Eucharist the food of eternal life. By means of these sacraments of Christian initiation, they thus receive in increasing measure the treasures of the divine life and advance toward the perfection of charity.” (CCC, 1212)
- The Second Vatican Council restored the order of the Catechumenate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). It outlines the steps for the formation of catechumens, bringing their conversion to the faith to a greater maturity.
- It helps them respond more deeply to God's gracious initiative in their lives and prepares them for union with the Church community. This process is meant to form them into the fullness of the Christian life and to become disciples of Jesus, their teacher. This includes an initiation into the mystery of salvation, the practice of faith, hope, and love, and other virtues in a succession of liturgical rites. The RCIA Candidates are brought into the Church during the Easter Vigil.
Baptized in the Triune Manor and seeking Full Communion in the Church?
Where you baptized in another Christian faith in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit? You would be seeking Full Communion with the Catholic Church. However, you are encouraged to journey in the RCIA Process to help prepare yourself for your new catholic life.
Reception into Full Communion with the Catholic Church involves reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), Profession of Faith, Confirmation and the Eucharist.
For more information contact the Parish Office.