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.
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 journey one on one with the Catechumen and Candidates.
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.|
|Rite of Acceptance/Welcoming:||Liturgical rite marking the formal beginning|
|9:00 a.m. Mass||Church||Sunday, September 30, 2018|
|Period of Catechumenate:||Nurturing and growth of faith and conversion|
|10:00 - 11:30 a.m.||St. Luke Room||September 30, 2018 – March 3, 2019|
|Rite of Enrollment & Sending:||Formal ratification of the catechumen’s readiness.|
|9:00 a.m. Mass||Church||Sunday, March 10, 2019|
|Rite of Election/Continuing Conversion:||Acceptance by the Diocesan Bishop.|
|1:30 p.m.||Cathedral||Sunday, March 10, 2019|
|Period of Purification/Enlightenment:||Reflection centered on conversion.|
|10:00 - 11:30 a.m.||St. Luke Room||March 10, 2019 - April 20, 2019|
|Rehearsal for the Vigil Service:|
|9:00 a.m.||Church||April 20, 2019|
|Vigil Mass/Sacraments of Initiation:||The elect are initiated into the faith.|
|7:00 p.m.||Church||April 20, 2019|
|Period of Mystagogia:||To experience full participation in the community.|
|April 21, 2019 - Ongoing|
|Contact||Deacon Paul Lisko