Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

 

RCIA meets the needs of people in the process of initiation and conversion to the Catholic faith.  It supports spiritual formation; helps the Catechumen prepare and reflect on Baptism, 
Eucharist, and Confirmation.  Those baptized in other Christian traditions prepare for reception into full Communion in the Roman tradition.

RCIA Team

The RCIA Team leads the process of initiation and conversion for the Cathechumen and those preparing for full membership in the Catholic church (Candidates).

RCIA Sponsors

RCIA Sponsors journey one on one with the Catechumen and Candidates.

RCIA Hospitality

RCIA Hospitality provides an atmosphere of hospitality to the meetings of the Catechumen preparing the room and refreshments for the sessions.

(Dates are tentative; will be based on participant’s schedule)

Period of Inquiry: Asking questions, answering concerns, beginning the faith journey.
 Ongoing    

 

Rite of Acceptance/Welcoming: Liturgical rite marking the formal beginning
9:00 a.m. Mass Church October 1, 2017

 

Period of Catechumenate: Nurturing and growth of faith and conversion
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. St. Luke Room October 1, 2017 – February 11, 2018

 

Rite of Enrollment & Sending: Formal ratification of the catechumen’s readiness.
9:00  a.m. Mass Church February 18, 2018

 

Rite of Election/Continuing Conversion: Acceptance by the Diocesan Bishop.
1:30 p.m. Cathedral February 18, 2018

 

Period of Purification/Enlightenment: Reflection centered on conversion.  
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. St. Luke Room February 25, 2018 – March 30, 2018

 

Rehearsal for the Vigil Service:   
9:00 a.m. Church March 31, 2018

 

Vigil Mass/Sacraments of Initiation:   The elect are initiated into the faith.
7:00 p.m. Church March 31, 2018

 

Period of Mystagogia:  To experience full participation in the community.
April 1, 2018 - Ongoing    

 

Contact Deacon Paul Lisko
330-758-2325