“Do you understand what you are reading?” He replied, “How can I, unless someone instructs me?” (Acts 8:30-31)
The Journey of Faith
Each of us have different paths that we walk on this journey of faith. Some began in Christian homes; some not. Some began in the waters of Baptism; some not. Some paths have been nurturing for the faith; some have been filled with diversions and sidetracks. But we all come to a cross road where we want more. We want to understand God’s call to us. The RCIA team is ready to journey with you.
Full Communion with the Church
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults from other faith traditions are received into full communion with the Catholic Church. RCIA is a journey of faith that not-yet baptized adults, as well as baptized adults, complete with the help of a sponsor, the catechists, the discernment team, and above all, on the strength of their own conviction and desire to grow in their faith.
Throughout the year, members participate in a weekly learning session, various Rites and Retreats, as well as weekly reflection on the Scriptures during one of the designated Masses. During these events, members are encouraged to ask questions and to come with an open mind, an open heart, and a desire to explore the Catholic Christian identity.
Sharing our Faith
The RCIA process typically begins in the Autumn and ends during the Easter Season with a major celebration at the Easter Vigil Mass. During this time, we meet to pray, discern and learn about the Faith. Sessions include God as Trinity, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, Grace, Scripture, the Creed, the Mass, the Sacraments, the Trinity, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Saints, and more that unfold the beauty of the Catholic Church.